The Benefits of Reading to Children

It is a known fact that reading to children helps them develop the pre-literacy skills needed to be ready for school.  A new study proves, however, that reading can also…
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First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam Addresses Inaugural Luncheon in Norfolk for WE3: Women Elevating Early Education

New Initiative Launched on May 1 with Goal of Cultivating, Igniting and Uniting Women Across Virginia as Advocates for Early Education Norfolk, Va. May 3, 2018 – E3: Elevate Early…
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Report: The Road to High-Quality Early Learning

The Road to High-Quality Learning: Lessons from the States released by Learning Policy Institute describes and analyzes how four states—Michigan, West Virginia, Washington, and North Carolina—have built high-quality early education systems….
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Outcomes of Quality Birth-to-Five Early Childhood Education

Highlights of the five outcomes associated with high-quality, birth-to-five early childhood education in infographic form from The Heckman Equation.


Pre-K Programs Lead to Furthered Education Later in Life

The largest study to date of publicly funded early education program shows a major, sustained educational boost. Recent research has offered renewed evidence that structured math and literacy practice in addition to…
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High Quality Matters!

Research is clear that high quality matters and should be at the core of all early learning environments. A relentless focus on quality in the early childhood classroom leads to…
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JLARC Summary: Improving Virginia’s Early Childhood Development Programs

As many of you know, E3 advocated for nearly three years for the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission(JLARC) to conduct a study on early childhood. Why did we advocate…
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School Success Starts at Home

Researchers followed 2,200 children from ethnically diverse, low-income families. They found that children who had a positive early learning environment—one that focuses on reading and storytelling, involves learning materials in…
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High-quality Child Care: A two-generation solution for a productive American workforce

A study of NC’s Smart Start & More At Four programs found that children in counties that spent more per child were two months ahead in reading and 1.5 months…
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The Arts as Therapy

A new study from Child Trends explains that involving children from low-income families in preschool programs that include music, dance and visual arts may reduce their stress levels. Children from…
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