Early Childhood Get a Very Early Start on Teaching Coding Skills. Pilot Study Suggests Trying Robotic Toys
The study found that coding exercises enhanced the preschoolers’ problem-solving skills, creativity, and determination.
Early Childhood Pandemic Kids Need Early Language Support. Here's How Teachers Can Help
Preschool teachers share their ideas for promoting students' language growth.
Early Childhood What the Research Says Babies Are Saying Less Since the Pandemic: Why That's Concerning
Children born in the pandemic have heard fewer words and conversations. Their language development has suffered.
Mathematics What the Research Says These Early Math Supports Translated to Gains Later on for Vulnerable Students
A new study shows how a combination of preschool and kindergarten math supports led to better achievement and less absenteeism in 3rd grade.
Early Childhood What the Research Says Preschool Enrollment Has Plunged: What That Means for School Readiness
Census data confirm that more than a million young children missed preschool during the pandemic, putting school readiness at risk.
While masks may decrease facial cues, it's too early to know for sure how wearing masks might affect speech and language, an expert says.
Early Childhood What the Research Says Starting School After the Pandemic: Youngest Students Will Need Foundational Skills
The earliest grades saw the biggest enrollment drops in 2020-21. Experts say these students will need significant help come fall.
Early Childhood Live Online Discussion The Impact of the Coronavirus on Early-Childhood Learning
Early-childhood learning plays an important role in a child's development, but what once focused mostly on play and relationship building has evolved into a more academic-focused experience. What have we learned from this development? And
Science Storytime, Meet Number Play: Early Math in the Home Matters for Later Skills
Preschool-age children who frequently play number-related games at home show better math skills and growth by the end of kindergarten, finds a new study in the journal Child Development.
Early Childhood How's Your Local Head Start Performing? Sampling Classrooms May Not Be Enough
Individual Head Start classrooms vary enough in quality that the ratings of more than a third of centers could change by random chance, a new study finds. The results suggest those looking to improve the early education centers need to target support to individual teachers, not just to whole-school training.