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The Hidden Effect of Early Childhood Education Programs

Last updated: 04/15/2018

{Preschool doesn't change kids' IQ. The effects of preschool are much more subtle but no less important} I noticed a recent article on Wired Science entitled "How Preschool Changes

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Lessons from Research about Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Data and research on early childhood and schools, childhood education and care, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Education GPS, Teaching and Learning Internat

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For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Teachers have long been told to praise students' effort, rather than simply saying they are "smart," as a way to encourage students to think of their intelligence as something that

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Executive Functions: Supporting Foundational Skills for Early Math Learning

Last updated: 04/15/2018

by Jane Hutchison and Deborah Phillips, Georgetown University Children begin kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness—a term often used to describe how prepared child

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Harvard EdCast: Making Smart Choices in a Screen-Filled World

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Children's television producer Angela Santomero shares the inspirations behind her hit shows and talks about how parents can use television in smart and healthy ways. As a preschoo

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Support Math Readiness Through Music

Last updated: 04/15/2018

By Eugene Geist Two-year-old Felicia is playing with blocks while her grandmother sits nearby. One of Grandma’s favorite songs comes on the radio. Grandma starts tapping her foot

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Screens Take Hold and Children’s Creativity Decreases

Last updated: 04/15/2018

In a recent article, we examined two timelines: that of the rise of modern communication technology and that of the disappointing trends in child development in the last forty year

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How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived glow common to all first-time parents. Pausing in the hallw

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Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which brings up parent concerns that kids

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Creating a School Community

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Building a strong sense of community in schools is both important and doable. Imagine that you are a student entering a new school for the first time. Picture the scene. What would

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