A new study finds that one in four preschoolers is overweight and suggests it may be due to an unhealthy diet and too little physical activity.
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September 05, 2017
July 24, 2017
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the Great Recession resulted in more families living in economically distressed neighborhoods, a factor that can affect children's school readiness.
July 05, 2017
Nobel laureate James J. Heckman and a team of researchers has released an updated report on the benefits of a 1970s-era birth-to-five early learning program.
June 30, 2017
A new report stresses that improving child care helps current workers be more productive and helps future workers by giving them a solid foundation.
June 30, 2017
Seattle plans to boost its minimum wage to $15 by 2021. Will child-care programs be able to absorb the increased labor costs?
June 29, 2017
A new website developed by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership examines the varied qualifications for early-childhood program leaders in different states and in different settings.
June 21, 2017
The First Five Years Fund's poll found support from Democrats, independents and Republicans on making early-childhood education more affordable and increasing funding for programs such as Head Start.
June 19, 2017
The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, or ConnCAN, has profiled five successful early childhood education programs in other states for ideas to help programs in Connecticut.
June 16, 2017
A new issue brief highlights what works when it comes to successfully teaching social-emotional skills in preschool.
May 26, 2017
The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.