Early Education

mechanistic explanations

How you talk to your child might make them smarter

New research dissects the explanations that parents and teachers give young kids

OPINION: We don’t start high-quality early childhood programs soon enough, research shows

The long-term and multi-generational effects of the supports that children get during the first three years

developmental preschool

Preschool for children with disabilities works, but federal funding for it is plummeting

Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades

OPINION: Head Start founder sought paid family leave

An early proponent of a comprehensive approach to young children’s development, Edward Zigler died this month at 88

The invisible signs to look for on the first day of school

Hunger and homelessness hamper kids’ ability to learn

Betsy DeVos’ smoking gun of ignorance

The education secretary tells Congress that school safety doesn’t involve gun control