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Early childhood

Early childhood includes the developmental level of childhood from birth through age 5 or up to the prekindergarten/preschool years.

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Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional health Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional healthMeasures taken to address the spread of COVID-19, from precautionary social distancing to shelter-in-place orders, have dramatically impacted children and their families. In addition to navigating their own stress during a period of uncertainty and change, parents are faced with addressing the questions and concerns of their children, many of ... Continue reading →

Preventing expulsions in early childhood and supporting all children’s success Preventing expulsions in early childhood and supporting all children’s successIn state-funded preschools, children are expelled at 3 times the rate of K-12 students, and private preschool programs expel children at more than 13 times the rate of K-12 students. Our researchers have developed an interactive guide with recommended policies and practices to support early education program leaders in reducing ... Continue reading →