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.
Early Childhood Opinion The Problems With Biden’s Universal Pre-K Proposal
An early-childhood education leader expresses concerns that the universal pre-K plan risks separating pre-K from the wider child-care sector.
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.
Federal Biden Pitches Plan to Expand Universal Pre-K, Free School Meal Programs, Teacher Training
The president's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan faces strong headwinds as Congress considers other costly administration proposals.
School Climate & Safety Opinion What Happens to the Youngest Learners During This Crisis? Inside an Empty Preschool
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, early-childhood education must go on, writes preschool director Caroline Diaz. But it requires some big changes in thinking.
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.
Professional Development Tough Childhood for Early Ed. Teachers Linked to Classroom Culture Difficulties
When teachers have experienced stressful events in their own childhoods, it could shape the way that they build classroom climate for their students, a study suggests.
Student Well-Being Opinion Four Strategies for Getting the First 10 Years of a Child's Life Right
We must bridge the early gaps in education, health, and social services to give every child a chance to thrive, writes David Jacobson.
School & District Management D.C. Gains Momentum in Boosting Opportunities for Students
The District of Columbia trailed behind most of the country in 2008 in offering students a chance for success. It's now No. 7, the nation’s most improved in that time.
Curriculum Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds
New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.
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.
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.