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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




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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