Articles about child development


For baby's brain to benefit, read the right books at the right time

Last updated: 12/10/2017

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is c

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K is for Kind: A National Survey on Kindness and Kids

Last updated: 11/30/2017

“Providing parents and teachers the tools and resources they need to help instill kindness and empathy in their children is at the core Sesame’s mission. We want to engage in a

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Focus on Early Learning

Last updated: 11/30/2017

What children learn in their first few years of life–and how they learn–can affect their health and success as they grow into adulthood. NICHD-funded studies show that supporti

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Instruction alone is not enough to help all students succeed

Last updated: 11/29/2017

Perhaps the greatest victory of the recently, much-maligned era of standards-based reform in US schools is that this new form of accountability made instruction matter. It was no l

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We Know How to Provide Good Child Care. We Just Don’t Invest Enough to Do It.

Last updated: 11/29/2017

  Lisa Larson-Walker This story is part of a series on 2-year-olds produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School's Teacher Project, nonprofit news organizatio

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How Alabama is Strengthening the PreK-3rd Grade Continuum

Last updated: 11/29/2017

Building a solid foundation of social-emotional, behavioral, and cognitive skills in early childhood is critical for children to successfully engage in more complex, analytical lea

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