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Uncovering the link between early trauma and lifelong illness
How former president George H. W. Bush's program launched a new understanding of childhood development.
How early childhood became political
Communities may have the funding to expand services, but they don’t have the data needed to target the right children.
A program in Boston helps new parents find solace.
The HBO miniseries is an honest reflection of parents’ psychological impact on their children.
The early results out of a Boston nonprofit are positive.
The Boston Basics is a series of evidence-based parenting principles designed for children under the age of 3.
After years of advocacy, the city’s first Haitian Creole–English school opens in the fall.
The economist James Heckman argues in a new paper that early-childhood education should commence at the very beginning of life.
Parents of all income and education levels are spending more time promoting their kids’ development—yet socioeconomic gaps in childrearing behavior are growing.
A new study suggests what a toddler sees plays a major role.
A campaign to encourage brain development is using parks to deliver its message to children and their caregivers.
There’s a body of research on cognitive reading processes, so why isn’t it being utilized?
In a rush to adopt popular early-education programs, policymakers have not always evaluated what actually works for children.
Most teachers don’t feel equipped to meet their students’ emotional needs, but some programs are working to change that.
Despite boasting one of the nation’s first universal pre-k programs, parents in Georgia still struggle to make sense of the dollars and cents of the state’s early care.
Massachusetts is, by many metrics, among the states doing the best job at providing for its youngest residents. But its system is still a letdown.
Many impoverished families in New Mexico can’t afford licensed early education and are forced to rely on unregulated facilities.
A new study shows that African American early educators hold students of the same race to a higher discipline standard.
Science says early learning is crucial, but teacher pay suggests otherwise.