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April 24, 2019

World Health Organization Recommends No More Than One Hour of Screen Time for Most Children Under 5

The global health group also offers advice on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep for infants and young children.

January 17, 2018

Children's Health Insurance Program a Bargaining Chip in Budget Talks

Republicans hope the prospect of longer-term funding for the health care program will encourage Democrats to vote for a bill to keep the government open until February.

September 05, 2017

Few Children Follow Preschool Obesity-Prevention Guidelines, Study Finds

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.

August 11, 2017

Pediatricians Urged to Get Involved With Early-Childhood Education

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the nation's pediatricians to actively support high-quality early childhood education through advocacy and by serving as consultants to ECE programs.

October 21, 2016

Pediatricians Set New Guidelines on Electronic Media Use by Young Children

Instead of urging a blanket prohibition on media use for children under 2 years old, the American Academy of Pediatricians urges families to adopt a personalized "media use plan."

March 04, 2016

Head Start Sends Emergency Funds to Help Children in Flint, Mich.

More than $3 million will be used to expand the early-education program for children from low-income families, as well as assist parents in making doctor's visits.

January 06, 2016

Outdoor Preschools a Growing Trend in the U.S.

Between 2008 and 2015 the number of nature-focused preschools where children spend much of their time outside has more than tripled.

October 02, 2015

Doctors' Group Signals Potential New Guidance on 'Screen Time'

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that its screen time guidance must "evolve or become obsolete" as the media landscape changes.

June 08, 2015

Report: Services For Infants, Toddlers Underfunded, Poorly Aligned

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.

April 15, 2015

Home-Visiting, Children's Health Insurance Programs Reauthorized

Approval of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act by the U.S. Senate comes as advocates are focusing on early education as a bipartisan issue.

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