Published Online: July 19, 2016
Published in Print: July 20, 2016, as Early-Childhood

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Early-Childhood

"Primary Early-Care and -Education Efforts and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry"

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New data show that a growing percentage of children, especially those from well-off households, attend center-based care in the year before they attend kindergarten. In fact, only 21 percent of children now spend the year before kindergarten in parent-only care, though that percentage jumps to 35 percent among children from lower-income families.

The report, produced by the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education, is based on a broad sample of children entering kindergarten. It also links center-based care to a boost in children's math and reading skills.

Vol. 35, Issue 36, Page 5

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