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- Early Childhood Get a Very Early Start on Teaching Coding Skills. Pilot Study Suggests Trying Robotic ToysThe study found that coding exercises enhanced the preschoolers’ problem-solving skills, creativity, and determination.Early Childhood Opinion The Not-So-Certain Science of Pre-KMuch of the support for universal preschool proceeds with a blind assurance that leaves difficult questions aside.Early Childhood Pandemic Kids Need Early Language Support. Here's How Teachers Can HelpPreschool teachers share their ideas for promoting students' language growth.Early Childhood What the Research Says Babies Are Saying Less Since the Pandemic: Why That's ConcerningChildren born in the pandemic have heard fewer words and conversations. Their language development has suffered.Early Childhood What the Research Says Early Education Pays Off. A New Study Shows HowStudents from state-funded universal preschool, but not federal Head Start, took more-challenging courses in high school, a study finds.Early Childhood Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Early Learning?Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about early learning.Early Childhood Opinion Biden’s 'Build Back Better' Bill Could Decimate the Child-Care LandscapeMany families rely on faith-based child-care centers—but those providers are in peril under the Build Back Better bill's current language.Early Childhood What the Research Says Preschool Enrollment Has Plunged: What That Means for School ReadinessCensus data confirm that more than a million young children missed preschool during the pandemic, putting school readiness at risk.Early Childhood Opinion The Problems With Biden’s Universal Pre-K ProposalAn early-childhood education leader expresses concerns that the universal pre-K plan risks separating pre-K from the wider child-care sector.Early Childhood What the Research Says Starting School After the Pandemic: Youngest Students Will Need Foundational SkillsThe earliest grades saw the biggest enrollment drops in 2020-21. Experts say these students will need significant help come fall.Early Childhood Opinion Waterford Upstart on Providing Remote Learning to 90,000 Pre-K KidsRick Hess speaks with Dr. LaTasha Hadley of Waterford Upstart about its use of adaptive software to close gaps in kindergarten readiness.Early Childhood Live Online Discussion The Impact of the Coronavirus on Early-Childhood LearningEarly-childhood learning plays an important role in a child's development, but what once focused mostly on play and relationship building has evolved into a more academic-focused experience. What have we learned from this development? AndEarly Childhood Opinion How Two Child-Care Centers Put Competition Aside and Created a Partnership During COVID-19Due to COVID-19, two early-childhood centers put their competition aside to work together to support families during the pandemic.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Join our panel discussion to learn the strategies schools are using to help K-3 learners as they move to virtual instruction.Early Childhood New Players Fill Child-Care Gap as Schools Go RemoteAs school districts move to remote instruction for the fall, day-care providers, dance studios, and after-school programs step in to fill school-day child-care gaps.