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Make the early learning years count. Find the latest early childhood news, trends, important speeches and videos here. Check back often for updates.

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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.

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5/1/2013 How poverty affects classroom engagement. Poverty is an uncomfortable word. I'm often asked, "What should I expect from kids... MORE

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1/29/2013 Parents Get Training to Support Children's Learning. Educators working to counteract childhood adversity often find themselves waging a two-front war: building the capacity for atte… MORE

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1/29/2013 Overcoming Impact of Diversity on Learning. Poverty, neglect, or family stress can make it especially difficult for young children to develop the self-discipline and habits… MORE

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12/30/2012 Special Project: The Importance of Early Childhood Education. Mariah Zumo’s heart breaks a little every time her 4-year-old twins ask why they can’t attend preschool. The Sioux City woman… MORE

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12/11/2012 New Student-Poverty Measures Proposed for National Tests. Aiming to get a clearer picture of how students' home and community resources affect their academic achievement, America's best-… MORE

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11/6/2012 Research Traces Impacts of Childhood Adversity. The stress of a spelling bee or a challenging science project can enhance a student's focus and promote learning. But the stress… MORE

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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