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Determining Early Childhood Program Costs and Benefits

8 December 2017, 2:46 pm

A new review from Rand providing research on the costs and benefits of programs to support early childhood development indicates there is vast room for improvement—not just in programs, but in the app...

AI/AN: Infusing PreK Curriculum with Tribal Culture

29 November 2017, 3:44 pm

Early childhood education research has rarely focused on supporting young children in tribal communities, hampering our capacity to understand and advocate for the kinds of high-quality practices grou...

Tight Budgets Force Hard Choices Among Child Care Providers

21 November 2017, 4:49 pm

This blog originally appeared on the Education Writers Association website  following the EWA Covering Early Learning conference in Chicago. “An impossible equation.” That’s how Phil Acord describes t...

Talking the Talk on High-Quality Pre-K

15 November 2017, 3:20 pm

More than 50 years of research shows investing in the early years of a child’s life often produces a high rate of return by positively impacting a child’s readiness at kindergarten entry and future ac...

Building a Better Classroom Experience

8 November 2017, 3:36 pm

Learn to read. Learn to make friends. Learn to add. Learn to follow directions. The early learning “To Do List” is filled with academic and social-emotional milestones. Whether young learners acquire...

Using Digital Tools to Connect with Vulnerable Families and Improve Child Outcomes

18 October 2017, 5:25 pm

Promoting early learning through the support and empowerment of families—especially those who are under-resourced—has become an imperative for education leaders nationwide. In 2014, New America publis...

More than Home Visits: Lessons from the AVANCE two-generation program

12 October 2017, 3:19 pm

Two-generation approaches to early learning promise so much, don’t they? The idea is that at-risk children’s needs may be more effectively served when intervening with parent and child simultaneously....

Keeping Pace in State PreK

3 October 2017, 3:32 pm

As much as I loved my first car, a blue 1960 Nash Rambler station wagon, it became evident as newer, more efficient vehicles rolled off the assembly line, the once-innovative model had run its course....

Using Data-Driven Indicators to Improve Outcomes for Young Learners

20 September 2017, 5:36 pm

The early years of child development offer a still-untapped lever for states to address achievement gaps before they start to grow, and to accelerate school improvement efforts with evidence-based int...

States Lack Information, Policy for Young Dual Language Learners

15 September 2017, 3:49 pm

As national attention turns to issues of diversity and inclusion, it is important to keep the youngest learners in our country at the forefront of educational policy making decisions. Hispanic childre...