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Creating Environments that Support Early Skill Development

A young child’s environment impacts the ability to learn, and school or community spaces can be designed for optimal learning before children enter kindergarten. Read More

August 27, 2015  |  Posted in General

UNL Extension: The Importance of Outdoor Experiences in the Primary Years

Daily experiences in natural environments can have immediate and long-lasting benefits for children. Read More

August 20, 2015  |  Posted in General

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

Kindergarten is an Important Year in Students’ Lives

Kindergarten requires a unique approach to teaching that merges the education styles of preschool and the primary grades. Read More

August 06, 2015  |  Posted in General Research

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