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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.



4/22/2014 Everything We Know About Early Childhood Has Changed Since Head Start. 50 years of research—and "Sesame Street"—have changed our understanding of how to best help disadvantaged kids. MORE


2/3/2014 Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States. Tina Adair, a prekindergarten teacher at the Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center in Mobile, Ala., read to her class last … MORE


10/26/2013 The real 21st-century problem in public education. There are plenty of problems in public education, but here’s the biggest, from Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Br… MORE


10/15/2013 Talking directly to toddlers strengthens their language skills, Stanford research shows. New research from Stanford psychologists reveals that the amount parents speak directly to their toddler can make an incredible … MORE


5/17/2013 Early childhood education gets boost. The Learning Community's explicit new authority to launch early childhood education programs will help address the achievement g… MORE


5/1/2013 How preschool fights poverty. As most educators know, children from low-income households often arrive at the kindergarten... MORE




4/30/2015 InBrief: Resilience Series. The science of resilience can help us understand why some children do well despite serious adversity. MORE


4/10/2015 The healthy child: assembly required. Kathleen Gallagher talks about about the assembly required in order to build physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially … MORE


10/30/2013 The Science of Early Childhood Development. Basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, helps illustrat… MORE


10/25/2013 How early childhood programs benefit the state. How does a state’s investment in early childhood programs pay off for citizens in that state? Tim Bartik explains how investing … MORE


10/2/2013 Why preschool matters. Why should I believe that early childhood programs work? There have been many studies researching the impact of early childhood … MORE


5/1/2013 The economic case for preschool. Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education -- and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, ev… MORE


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