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Bridging The Gap in Early Childhood Education

By the time children are 5 years old, poor kids have heard 30 million fewer words than their wealthy counterparts. For many, it's the start of a lifel…
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Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

Experts advise parents to read to their children early and often. But they also recommend limited screen time for toddlers. At a time when reading inc…
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'Crucial first eight years': Study finds most poor children lag on cognitive skills by age 8

Only 19 percent of low-income third graders have "age-appropriate cognitive skills," according to a policy report released Monday by the Annie E. Case…
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Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

Nearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those …
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Poverty, Stress Take Toxic Toll on Early Childhood Development

Report: Supportive, nurturing caregivers can buffer children from the negative impacts of early adversity, including the ambient stress that so often …
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The Best Thing We Could Do About Inequality Is Universal Preschool

We've repeatedly seen that the urban problems of poverty, crime, unemployment, education gaps and inequality are intertwined. They reinforce and feed …
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