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March 01, 2017

More Than Two Hours of TV Daily Affects Children's School Readiness, Study Finds

Children from low- and middle-income families who watched TV that much showed decreases in certain academic skills, but children from more-affluent families didn't, a new study says.

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."

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.

December 12, 2014

Univision Renews Commitment to Early Learning Public Service Campaign

The campaign encourages members of Univision's mostly Hispanic audience to talk, read, and sing with their infants and toddlers.

November 12, 2014

Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.

November 27, 2013

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.

April 17, 2013

Federal Government Encourages African-Americans to Breast-Feed

HHS launches an education campaign to boost breastfeeding among African-American women.

April 15, 2013

Found: Website Listing Books With Minority Characters

Teachers and parents looking to read stories about minorities can locate material at the Anti-Defamation League website.

October 09, 2012

'Sesame Street' Creators Want Big Bird Out of Obama Political Ad

The beloved icon of early childhood has been thrust into the middle of the rancorous campaign for president.

September 14, 2012

Will Candidates Address the Issue of Child Care?

The Democratic and Republican parties' platforms don't focus on major issues affecting working families

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