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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.



10/20/2012 Cuddle Your Kid!. As the presidential candidates debate how to strengthen America, maybe they can learn from rats. A McGill University neurolog… MORE


6/8/2011 Latest findings from Chicago Longitudinal Study published in Science Magazine. Large-scale early education linked to higher living standards and crime prevention 25 years later 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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