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January 07, 2016

Ask a Scientist: Do Lullabies for Infants Really Work?

Scientists have proven what parents and caregivers have known intuitively for thousands of years: Lullabies work better than baby talk for keeping infants calm.

December 30, 2015

Your Favorite Early Years Posts of 2015

The Early Years "Ask a Scientist" series yielded some of the most popular blog posts of 2015, as did a number of posts on other research topics.

December 30, 2015

Website Spotlights Programs Using Technology to Support Early Literacy

The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video to enhance literacy instruction.

December 22, 2015

Ask A Scientist: Can 2-Year-Olds Understand What Other People Want?

Part Two: Alison Gopnik, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, takes big philosophical questions and answers them scientifically. In this part of our interview, Gopnik discusses how children learn that other people don't always prefer goldfish snacks.

December 21, 2015

Ask A Scientist: How Much Do Toddlers Know About Logic?

Part One: Alison Gopnik, a professor at the University of California at Berkley, takes big philosophical questions and answers them scientifically. In the first part of our interview, she talks about how adept young children are at figuring out the physical world.

November 12, 2015

Do 4-Year-Olds Lose When They Share Classrooms With 3-Year-Olds?

Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a recent study.

October 30, 2015

Subsidized Child Care Expanding, But Still a Scarce Resource in Many States

While most states are broadening their child-care assistance policies to serve more families, others are moving backward, says a report by the National Women's Law Center.

October 23, 2015

Report: Middle Class Children Need Preschool Too

Preschool benefits middle-class children, and efforts should be made to provide public preschool to a broader array of students, according to a new report.

October 09, 2015

Tennessee Preschool Study Receives Significant Coverage, Reaction

A study finding that Tennessee's public preschool program had no discernable academic effect on children continues to make headlines.

October 06, 2015

Miami Preschool Study Finds Strong Positive Effect for Hispanic Children

A study by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families found long-lasting positive effects on Latino children who attended publicly funded preschool in Miami.

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