Early Intervention

Early Childhood In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)
Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.
Emma Patti Harris, April 3, 2019
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Early Childhood Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning
The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.
Lisa Stark, August 15, 2018
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Education Funding How Can 'Pay for Success' Models Support Special Education?
Pay-for-success funding approaches have mostly focused on driving down special education enrollment, but these public-private partnerships can also support special education programs, an advocacy organization says.
Christina A. Samuels, April 27, 2018
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Early Childhood Revisiting the Benefits of a High-Quality Birth-to-Five Program
Nobel laureate James J. Heckman and a team of researchers has released an updated report on the benefits of a 1970s-era birth-to-five early learning program.
Christina A. Samuels, July 5, 2017
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Early Childhood Ed. Dept. Awards $3 Million for 'Pay For Success' Early Learning Feasibility Pilots
Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.
Christina A. Samuels, January 10, 2017
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Early Childhood Early Intervention Pays Off for Disadvantaged Children, Says New Study
James J. Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, has released a study showing significant benefits for a high-intensity program that intervened with children starting from infancy.
Christina A. Samuels, December 12, 2016
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Federal Federal Strategies Offered on Supporting Homeless Families With Young Children
Local and state agencies can best serve young children and their families by working together to provide comprehensive services, says a new federal policy statement.
Christina A. Samuels, November 2, 2016
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Early Childhood Podcast From Economic Think Tank Makes Business Case for Preschool
The podcast series from the Committee for Economic Development features business leaders and child-development experts focusing on high-quality child care and preschool.
Christina A. Samuels, September 29, 2016
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Law & Courts District of Columbia Ordered to Improve Child Find, Special Education Services
The resolution to a years-old class action lawsuit will require the city to enroll at least 8.5 percent of its preschool-age population in special education, among other mandates.
Christina A. Samuels, June 3, 2016
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Early Childhood New Research Suggests Prison Nurseries Better for Moms, Babies
In a stunningly written feature in The Atlantic, Sarah Yager takes readers through the long history and current research on children born behind bars and their mothers.
Lillian Mongeau, April 15, 2016
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Early Childhood Universal Autism Screening Lacks Evidence of Benefit, Medical Panel Finds
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force said more research is needed before it could recommend universal screening for autism spectrum disorder.
Christina A. Samuels, February 17, 2016
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Early Childhood Preschool Special Education Would Get Small Boost Under Federal Budget Plan
Although federal special education spending for school-aged children would hold steady, much-smaller programs for younger children would see a small boost under the presidents
Christina A. Samuels, February 9, 2016
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Early Childhood Early-Childhood Inclusion Supported by New Federal Guidance
Young children with disabilities should have opportunities to learn alongside their typically developing peers, says guidance jointly released by the Education Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Christina A. Samuels, September 15, 2015
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Early Childhood Inclusive Preschools Focus of New Federal Guidance
States and early-education providers should adopt policies making it easier for preschoolers with disabilities to enroll in inclusive classrooms, says guidance from two federal departments.
Christina A. Samuels, September 14, 2015
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