Special Education Young Children Were Massively Overlooked for Special Education. How Will Schools Respond?
Forty percent fewer preschoolers received special education services during the pandemic. Schools deal with the fallout.
Student Well-Being Opinion Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So
Professor Marina Umaschi Bers argues that schools can teach computer coding in ways that develop character and technical skills.
Early Childhood Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Early Learning?
Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about early learning.
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.
Teaching Opinion Yes, Remote Learning Can Work for Kindergartners
It’s hard to believe, but my 5- and 6-year-olds may have had a more successful 2020 than many adults, writes one kindergarten teacher.
Teaching The Tough Task Ahead for 1st Grade Teachers
Many children missed out on kindergarten or experienced a more disrupted version. Now, 1st grade teachers will have to fill in the gaps.
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 Will Kindergartens Be Empty This Fall?
As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, parents around the country are struggling with whether to send their child to kindergarten this fall. Some say they won't.
Equity & Diversity Classroom 'Circle Time' Moves Online During Coronavirus Pandemic
Virtual face time with teachers and classmates can be comforting for young children, experts say. Still, researchers caution against too much screen time.
Early Childhood Video Academic Redshirting, and Why It’s Not So Simple
Academic redshirting has benefits and disadvantages on a child’s development that parents should keep in mind.
Early Childhood Could 'Redshirting' Become A Thing of the Past in Illinois?
Lawmakers in Illinois are considering a bill that would require children to start kindergarten if they are 5 on or before May 31, with exceptions for summer birthdays.
Early Childhood Photo Essay Teacher Keeps Up Long Tradition of Hatching Chicks With Kindergartners
Cynthia Christopher's kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to hatch at Stonehurst Magnet School in Sun Valley, Calif.
Early Childhood New Governors Aim to Funnel Money Into Early Education
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, governors in California, Colorado, and elsewhere are reflecting those priorities in their budget pitches.
Science Putting the 'E' in STEM for the Littlest Learners
Preschool and kindergarten may be the perfect time to introduce children to engineering, said educators at Boston's Museum of Science.