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.
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December 06, 2018
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November 09, 2018
A new study says that problems surrounding child-care hurt Georgia parents economically in many ways including in turned down promotions and having to cut back on work and school hours.
October 22, 2018
Researchers found that an initiative that had pediatricians discuss the importance of parents interacting with their babies and toddlers led caregivers to talk, read, and sing more to their children.
August 15, 2018
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.
August 09, 2018
A new study by researchers with the Urban Institute profiles five local workforce development boards that help secure child care for clients looking for job training.
July 23, 2018
Researchers found that parents of preschoolers who got information via text to help prepare their children for kindergarten were more likely to opt out of the information program if they received too many texts per week.
March 01, 2017
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August 25, 2016
In the lower-income neighborhoods of Oakland, Calif., 70 percent of parents read to their young child at least three days a week, a local philanthropy finds.