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From the Field - Early Care & Learning
May 16, 2012
KaBOOM!: Playgrounds that Build Communities
While the nonprofit KaBOOM! helps communities build playgrounds in a matter of weeks, the impact goes beyond a healthy play space for kids. This new report finds that ...
May 13, 2012
Reducing Achievement Gaps by 4th Grade: The PreK-3rd Approach in Action (Webinar Series)
May 4, 2012
Educational Alignment for Young Children: Profiles of Local Innovation
A new set of case studies published by the YEF Institute highlights an emerging city strategy for ensuring that more young children are poised for educational ...
May 3, 2012
Third Grade Literacy Policies: Identification, Intervention, Retention (Report & Podcast)
This paper examines policies to promote 3rd-grade reading proficiency, including early identification of and intervention for struggling readers, as well as retention ...
April 24, 2012
Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks
A new, rigorous study from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University found that a Playworks recess transforms school climates -- reducing student ...
April 23, 2012
Starting Early With English Language Learners: First Lessons from Illinois
English Language Learners are a large and growing population in America’s public school system, but schools often fall short in preparing these students for ...
April 23, 2012
Slideshow: Relationships and Building a Community Focus, City of Bremerton
This presentation was given by Linda Sullivan-Dudzic on March 13, 2012 as part of the U.S Department of Education webinar on PreK-3rd as a strategy to ...
April 18, 2012
New Early Head Start Trend Analysis
Based on Head Start Program Information Reports (PIR), CLASP has developed an analysis of data describing the children and families served by Early Head Start (EHS) ...
April 18, 2012
Starting School at a Disadvantage: The School Readiness of Poor Children
Poor children in the United States start school at a disadvantage in terms of their early skills, behaviors, and health. Fewer than half (48 percent) of poor children ...
April 16, 2012
Legislative Update for State & Local Child Advocates: April 2012
From Head Start to Career Pathways, some decisions in Washington may offer new opportunities that state and local advocates can take advantage of for improving local ...
April 10, 2012
Pre-K Spending Per Child Drops to Levels of Nearly a Decade Ago
Funding for state pre-K programs has plummeted by more than $700 per child nationwide over the past decade — keeping the quality of many states’ ...
April 5, 2012
Math Matters, Even for Little Kids
Everyone knows that children who are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade are fated to struggle academically throughout school. Concerns about early literacy ...
March 29, 2012
The Science of Early Adversity
Early adversity, says Charles Nelson, a neuroscientist and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, can interfere with “planning ability, cognitive ...
March 26, 2012
Technology & Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College ...
March 26, 2012
Miles To Go Mississippi - Pre-Kindergarten: Time to Begin
This report by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) finds that high-quality pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) is the “first, essential step towards building the ...
March 13, 2012
Slideshow: PreK-3rd: A Comprehensive Reform Strategy
This presentation was given by Kristie Kauerz on March 13, 2012 as part of the U.S Department of Education webinar on PreK-3rd as a strategy to improve student ...
March 9, 2012
How Employment Constraints Affect Low-Income Working Parents' Child Care Decisions
A multiyear qualitative study finds low-income families seeking dependable child care are hampered by unsteady work, fluctuating wages, and unreliable transportation.
March 2, 2012
Tip Sheets: Sharing Books with Your Baby
Can you really share books with children who don’t talk yet? Yes! Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles—even older brothers and sisters—can ...
February 27, 2012
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Educational Programs
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs is the new set of national standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical ...
February 23, 2012
Business Backs Breastfeeding: A Flexible Workplace Program for Breastfeeding Mothers
With U.S. breastfeeding rates at recorded highs and over 50 percent of mothers with children less than 1 year of age in the labor force today, there is a strong need ...
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