Formal day care, like Head Start, public pre-K, and private centers, provide higher-quality services to both toddlers and 4-year-olds than informal, non-parent caregivers, a study says.
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June 06, 2016
May 31, 2016
A new study out of the University of Virginia's suggests the type of relationships preschoolers form with their teachers can be predictive of their school performance in early elementary school.
May 18, 2016
The money will be used to fund research, fellowships, and professional development opportunities for early educators.
May 12, 2016
Public preschool spending has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time since the 2008 downturn, according to new data from the National Institute for Early Education Research.
May 05, 2016
Zane Wubbena, a doctoral candidate at Texas State University, is studying how brain development affects students' ability to comprehend the math curriculum for their grade level.
April 15, 2016
In a stunningly written feature in The Atlantic, Sarah Yager takes readers through the long history and current research on children born behind bars and their mothers.
April 14, 2016
The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.
April 07, 2016
A National Institutes for Early Education Research study says high-quality preschool could help children of all backgrounds enter kindergarten on an even playing field.
March 23, 2016
A new report from the Learning Policy Institute, a think tank at Stanford University, condenses years of research into what's needed to create a high-quality preschool.
March 11, 2016
A new report from RAND says that research into public preschool shows benefits to children who participate in high-quality programs.