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April 03, 2019

In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)

Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

July 05, 2017

Revisiting the Benefits of a High-Quality Birth-to-Five Program

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.

January 10, 2017

Ed. Dept. Awards $3 Million for 'Pay For Success' Early Learning Feasibility Pilots

Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.

December 12, 2016

Early Intervention Pays Off for Disadvantaged Children, Says New Study

James J. Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, has released a study showing significant benefits for a high-intensity program that intervened with children starting from infancy.

November 02, 2016

Federal Strategies Offered on Supporting Homeless Families With Young Children

Local and state agencies can best serve young children and their families by working together to provide comprehensive services, says a new federal policy statement.

September 29, 2016

Podcast From Economic Think Tank Makes Business Case for Preschool

The podcast series from the Committee for Economic Development features business leaders and child-development experts focusing on high-quality child care and preschool.

April 15, 2016

New Research Suggests Prison Nurseries Better for Moms, Babies

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.

September 15, 2015

Early-Childhood Inclusion Supported by New Federal Guidance

Young children with disabilities should have opportunities to learn alongside their typically developing peers, says guidance jointly released by the Education Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.

August 27, 2015

Homeless Kids Get Taste of 'Normal' at Massachusetts Preschool Just For Them

Playing, learning, trips to the park and twice a month field trips make up a typical day at a program funded by grants from the Cummings Foundation and the local United Way.

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