What Your Baby’s Smile Can Tell You About Her Development
The Wall Street Journal: Once upon a time, babies’ first smiles would often be dismissed as “probably just gas.” Now, scientists know better. Starting nearly from birth, infants’ ethereal grins provide a window into their
Teaching Peace in Elementary School
The New York Times: FOR years, there has been a steady stream of headlines about the soaring mental health needs of college students and their struggles with anxiety and lack of resilience. Now, a growing
DO HEAD START’S MIXED-AGE CLASSES STUNT LEARNING?
Futurity: It’s common practice in Head Start classrooms to teach 3- and 4-year-old children together, but a new study finds older children make significantly smaller academic gains on average when taught with younger preschoolers. In
Do 4-Year-Olds Lose When They Share Classrooms With 3-Year-Olds?
Education Week: Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a study out this week by a team of researchers at the University of Texas
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: The Foundations of Literacy Development in Children at Familial Risk of Dyslexia Charles Hulme, Hannah M. Nash, Debbie Gooch, Arne Lervåg, and Margaret J. Snowling Studies examining
Mixed-Age Classes Hinder Kids’ Academic Progress in Head Start
Most Head Start classrooms serve children of mixed ages and that may limit the academic growth of older children, according to new research to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological