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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.
Scholars want to know whether the practice helps young kids of color succeed academically.
Policies are lagging behind child-development research and hurting vulnerable families in the process.
“The persistent undercount of the nation’s second largest population group is a civil rights issue.”
Are efforts to boost kids’ vocabularies before kindergarten missing the mark?
Newark is the latest city under scrutiny for its contaminated water supply.
Caridad Araujo of the Inter-American Development Bank explains why funding early-childhood education is a good investment.
In its quest to address early-childhood education, this Texas city is struggling to get everyone to play along.
San Antonio is bringing everyone to the classroom.
An early-education experiment could help the city prepare for its future.