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"Present Perfect" will tell the story of a preschool and daycare center located within a retirement community in West Seattle.


When children are suspended or expelled from preschool for problem behaviors, that often indicates problems that predate that child's enrollment, said experts on a panel earlier this month.


Rebecca Williamson is an associate professor at Georgia State University studying toddlers' grasp of ideas they can't observe just by looking. Today she talks about how young children understand sound.


A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.


We know a lot about when children learn about things like colors and amounts, but when and how do children begin to understand things they can't see? Today: Weight. Next week: Sound.


The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.


The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.


The proposed Head Start rules, under development for years, are designed to align with the most up-to-date research on effective early-learning programs.


Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.


If the legislative proposal gets the governor's signature as part of a larger budget package it would mean 5,000 new full-day state preschool spots, among other changes.


The Too Small to Fail initiative announced partnerships that will encourage parents to use laundry day and visits to the playgrounds as opportunities to talk, read, and sing with children.


Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.


The Center for American Progress says services aimed at improving health and education outcomes for infants and toddlers from low-income families are often underfunded and provided in scattershot fashion.


T. Denny Sanford, ranked as one of the country's top philanthropists, is the inspiration behind a program aimed at improving children's social skills.


Who enrolls their children in preschool the most often? The National Center for Education Statistics summarizes these and other topics in its most recent Condition of Education report.


A study found that child-care workers could successfully use simple screening tools to flag students at risk of autism spectrum disorder, hopefully leading to earlier intervention and support.


Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.


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