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Study: Head Start Benefits Extend to Second Generation of Kids

A new study shows that the benefits of Head Start extend decades later to children whose parents participated in the early childhood program in the 1960s.

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October 05, 2017  |  Posted in Research

New Harvard Study to Focus on Formal and Informal Child Care

Harvard University researchers are embarking on a longitudinal study to learn how informal and formal child care environments affect how children learn and grow. Read More

August 10, 2017  |  Posted in Research

New Research: Screen Time Linked to Delayed Speech Development

The more time children under age 2 spend playing with smart phones, tablets, electronic games and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later, according to research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in May. Read More

July 06, 2017  |  Posted in General Research

Why Talking About Math With Kids Is Important

“Number talk” at home is a key predictor of children’s math achievement in school, yet many parents don’t speak enough about numbers with their children. Read More

December 08, 2016  |  Posted in Research

Plugged-In Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids

Mobile technology and the ability to receive work email and other communication around the clock has blurred the lines between work and home for many parents.

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October 13, 2016  |  Posted in Research

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute: Abecedarian Project

The long-term results of the Abecedarian Project show a clear economic benefit when children at risk receive enriched early care and education. Read More

September 15, 2016  |  Posted in Research

Child Trends: Five Ways Fathers Matter

Father’s Day is a time to pause and think about the many ways that dads make a difference in their children’s lives.  Read More

June 16, 2016  |  Posted in Research

A Mother’s Love Can Change a Child’s Brain

Mothers’ support during children's preschool years is linked to robust growth in the area of the brain involved in learning, memory and stress response.

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May 05, 2016  |  Posted in Research

New Study: Gap in School Readiness Emerges from Early Vocabulary

A new study finds that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrived at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their peers. Read More

October 22, 2015  |  Posted in Research

New Study: Storytelling Skills Are Strong Predictor of Early Literacy in African American Children

Research from Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is the first to demonstrate the connection between African American preschoolers’ oral narrative abilities and development of their early reading skills. Iheoma Iruka of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute was one of the researchers. Read More

August 13, 2015  |  Posted in Research
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