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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

Does Preschool Matter?

Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study

Preschools Get Disadvantaged Children Ready for the Rigors of Kindergarten

Preschools help children prepare for the rigors of grade school—especially children who come from a minority family, a poor family, or whose parents don’t provide high-quality interactions. The results of a new study of over 1,000 identical and fraternal twins, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, confirm that preschool programs are a good idea. ... More>

Preschool Promises: Starting Early on a New Educational Agenda for the United States

Preschool Kids and Teacher

Two children, both age 3, enroll in publicly funded preschool. But they may have vastly different experiences: One child may attend preschool for 8 hours a day and be taught by a teacher with a bachelor's degree while the other child may be in preschool for only a few hours a day, under the supervision of a teacher with a 2-year degree. Why is there so much variability and are these programs meeting their potential for adequately preparing youngsters for school?... More>