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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.

March 18, 2019

How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)

Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.

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 24, 2017

Study Looks at Link Between Readiness, Post-Recession Rise in Poverty

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the Great Recession resulted in more families living in economically distressed neighborhoods, a factor that can affect children's school readiness.

August 29, 2016

Kindergarten Readiness Gaps Narrow Between Affluent and Poor Students

Researchers have suggested that low-income parents are receiving the message that "these early years are important," says one early-education advocate.

July 21, 2015

Working Brain Science Into Parents' Daily Routine

A Bezos Family Foundation initiative seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The idea is not a new one, but the approach might be.

July 21, 2015

'Kids Count' Report Paints Mixed Picture of Child Well-Being Nationwide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.

June 30, 2015

Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions

When children are suspended or expelled from preschool for problem behaviors, that often indicates problems that predate that child's enrollment, said experts on a panel earlier this month.

June 24, 2015

Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.

June 08, 2015

'Sesame Street' Boosted School Readiness for Young Children, Study Says

Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.

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