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Washington State Lawmakers Aim to Move Day Care Beyond Babysitting - Education Week, January 2014

Math struggles start even before kindergarten, state says - The Seattle Time, January 2014

Cash for quality preschool will be found, lawmaker promises - The Seattle Times, January 2014

5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children - UW Today, December 2013

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor - NPR, December 2013

Study of Young Parents Highlights Links Among Stress, Poverty, Ethnicity - Science Daily, December 2013

Patty Murray, other lawmakers want to offer universal preschool - The Seattle Times, November 2013

Early Childhood Development Handbook launched ahead of UK All Party Parliamentary Group meeting - UNICEF, November 2013

Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants - Science Daily, November 2013

Play Promotes Emotional Healing in Children Battling Serious Illnesses - Science Daily, November 2013

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain - NPR, November 2013

Don't just talk. Listen to your baby too! - UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, October 2013

Brainy Babies: ‘Invisible Bungee Cords’ Explain Early Learning -, October 2013

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons? - The New York Times, October 2013

Talking directly to toddlers strengthens their language skills, Stanford research shows - Stanford University News, October 2013

Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K - The New York Times, October 2013

Quality Preschool Is the ‘Most Cost-Effective’ Educational Intervention - The New York Times, October 2013

Seattle closer to high-quality universal preschool - The Seattle Times, September 2013

Brain chemistry changes in children with autism offer clues to earlier detection and intervention - University of Washington Today, August 2013

Falling from windows is serious risk for small children - University of Washington Today, July 2013

New K-12 science standards add focus on practices, engineering and early learning - University of Washington Today, May 2013