Are There Global Approaches to Addressing Child Trauma?

Children face challenges as they grow and develop - and some can have lasting effects that can impede socialization, achievement, and physical health.

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If You Build It, They Will Come: New Evidence on Latino Families’ Use of Early Care and Education

High quality pre-kindergarten programs can provide sizable benefits for young children and families. For Hispanic families, early education can have strong effects on children's school readiness, according to new research.

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What We've Learned So Far About Expanding Pre-K

Abt Associates' ongoing evaluation of Massachusetts' federal Preschool Expansion Grant offers timely insights about how to implement high-quality preschool through public-private collaborations.

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Inclusion Matters for All Students

More than half of students who are classified as having an intellectual disability are educated in classrooms segregated from their non-disabled peers. It doesn't have to be this way.

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How Zika Presents a Teachable Moment for Caring for Children with Disabilities

The Zika virus epidemic, first observed in Brazil in Spring of 2015, has spread to 43 countries and territories in the Americas. Although Zika has relatively mild clinical symptoms in adults and children, the disease has been linked to neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Zika also has been connected to thousands of cases of microcephaly in infants throughout the Americas.

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Social Entrepreneurs Offer New Thinking on Old Challenges in Early Childhood

For more than half a century, advocates of early childhood development have worked tirelessly to inform parents and policymakers about the importance of children's early years. This work appears to have paid off: enrollment in publicly-funded pre-k programming has nearly doubled since 2002, and a recently released poll indicates that nearly 9 in 10 likely voters in the United States agree that “the years from birth to 5 are extremely or very important to the learning and development of a child.” Early childhood development and education issues are now a key component of the United Nation’s international development agenda, with advocates citing young children as the “common basis for all dimensions of sustainable development.”

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