Despite good progress in recent years, there is still more to do, including improving access to early childhood education for three-year-olds.
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
Children have their own idea of justice, which develops fairly early. So, what's fair sharing for children? What do they think about rewards and what is their idea of fair punishment?
Don't dismiss children's early writing as scribbles. Children know more about writing, even before they learn to read.
Parents take note: most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five.
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?