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First day of kindergarten: A key transition

The first day of school is always a little nerve-racking, but the first day of kindergarten is particularly fraught. The kids are little bundles of energy, still learning how to zip their backpacks and print their names. MORE


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The Science of Early Childhood Development

Child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.



4/2/2016 How Noise Interferes with Learning. Many grownups have no idea that noise can disrupt learning. In this Boston Globe article, experts share insights and tip for… MORE


12/28/2015 Everyone Can Be a Storyteller. Storytelling helps preschoolers learn new words and get ready to become readers and writers. To further this learning at home, i… MORE


12/2/2015 Why Your Toddler’s Babble Matters for Language Development. Many parents wonder what they can do to help set their toddlers up for success in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond. MORE


10/27/2015 Benefits and Outcomes of High-Quality Early Childhood Education. This failing workforce pipeline can be repaired, but we have to start early. The foundation of many skills needed for 21st-centu… MORE


9/8/2015 First day of kindergarten: A key transition. The first day of school is always a little nerve-racking, but the first day of kindergarten is particularly fraught. The kids ar… MORE


9/1/2015 The Case for Investing in America’s Hispanic Young Children. Hispanic children are the fastest growing group of children in the United States. By 2050, Hispanic children are projected to gr… MORE




10/22/2012 The return on investment in high-quality preschool. Larry Schweinhart is an early childhood program researcher and speaker for policy makers, educators, and advocates throughout th… MORE

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