Early Childhood Development |

Study: talking to pre-term babies helps language development

flickr/cc/j2dread
| New study links increased communication with premature infants in NICU with increased language development into toddler-hood.

3 things you should know about infant nutrition

|

Early childhood this week is all about health and nutrition: FDA on formula, Hilary and Latino families and UNICEF on global child malnutrition.

Testing preschoolers has changed shape in California

|

When No Child Left Behind became law in 2002, Head Start educators had to administer standardized tests in order to get federal funding. A lot has changed since then.

New Year's resolutions that kids can make — and keep

|

We adults may not be the greatest resolution-keepers, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t encourage our kids to start the year right.

One man's pursuit of universal preschool

|

Compton school board president thinks preschool is the answer to many of Compton's bigger issues, like poverty and unemployment.

Wealthy school district opts out of Transitional Kindergarten

|

State law requires school districts to provide Transitional Kindergarten to get state funding. One rich district in San Mateo County says it doesn't need the money.

Preschool advocates encouraged by federal, state budget news

|

If passed, the bi-partisan federal budget deal will bring some much needed funding back to Head Start. In Sacramento, Democrats are pushing for preschool funding.

Study: Traffic pollution triples risk of autism in at-risk kids

|

USC researchers find the risk for autism is heightened when children who have a certain gene mutation are exposed to high levels of pollution.