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Early care and education in the news


Washington State Lawmakers Aim to Move Day Care Beyond BabysittingEducation Week, January 2014

Math struggles start even before kindergarten, state saysThe Seattle Time, January 2014

Cash for quality preschool will be found, lawmaker promisesThe Seattle Times, January 2014

5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in childrenUW Today, December 2013

Closing The ‘Word Gap’ Between Rich And PoorNPR, December 2013

Study of Young Parents Highlights Links Among Stress, Poverty, EthnicityScience Daily, December 2013

Patty Murray, other lawmakers want to offer universal preschoolThe Seattle Times, November 2013

Early Childhood Development Handbook launched ahead of UK All Party Parliamentary Group meetingUNICEF, November 2013

Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young InfantsScience Daily, November 2013

Play Promotes Emotional Healing in Children Battling Serious IllnessesScience Daily, November 2013

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The BrainNPR, 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, 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 showsStanford University News, October 2013

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

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

Seattle closer to high-quality universal preschoolThe Seattle Times, September 2013

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

Falling from windows is serious risk for small childrenUniversity of Washington Today, July 2013

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