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Stories, faculty specialties, degree offerings, and professional development programs on topics spanning early childhood development and the practice and leadership of education in the preschool years
Psychologist Peter Gray discusses how encouraging independent play fosters resilient, self-reliant, and mentally fit young people
Chelsea Clinton, researchers, and climate activists discuss the impact of a warming planet on early development
"For children from birth to age five ... we invest less in education than we do at any other stage of life, including not just K-12 but also higher education. Yet these children are going through the most important and fastest period of brain development that they’ll ever experience, a time when high-quality early education and care can significantly boost their chances for success both in school and in life."
A new paper highlights the dangers of rising temperatures on infants’ development and health, offers practical solutions to mitigate its effects
The partnership between HGSE and Sesame Workshop highlighted by popular J-Term course
"Somehow, we got caught up in thinking that kids would pick up that sound-symbol correspondence … and the science is very, very, very clear. That instruction needs to be explicit and intentional."
"We now know that some kids who step into kindergarten on their first day, with their little backpacks, have a heightened risk for struggling with learning to read. That’s a really important distinction in terms of policy and how early we should find these kids and intervene."
Associate Professor Nadine Gaab on how earlier intervention can be the ultimate game-changer when it comes to identifying children with dyslexia and other learning differences
New research shows how parents can help kids — and themselves — use e-books as a tool to improve early childhood development
"It’s genuinely very hard to teach reading. We haven’t been as dogged in supporting teachers ... in teaching reading in a way that is as sophisticated and complex as it really is."
The new tool will help policymakers and leaders improve early education through shared strategies and innovations
Ten ways to jumpstart conversations with kids that will help them bounce back from challenges
The do’s and don'ts of empowering young children in the face of climate change
Good morning songs aren’t just fun – they can teach about others
How media can help enrich language and literacy development in early childhood
A new policy brief considers three areas to watch in the shift to recovery
Spanking found to impact children's brain response, leading to lasting consequences
The importance of outdoor, child-centered play in helping children manage unpredictability