Early Childhood Development Posts

Burness Proudly Supports Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a bedrock principle of democracy. Our work shows why each of us must do our part to protect it.

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Big Bird Is Here to Help

Our favorite Sesame Street characters are helping children learn to cope with traumatic experiences.

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It’s a Great Time to Be a Baby

Researchers and advocates are hard at work to ensure that our next generation has a healthy start to life.

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Taking Out the Guess Work: How, What and When to Feed Your Baby

A new guide from Healthy Eating Research can help new parents keep their babies healthy.

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Our Creative Portfolio

Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.

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Social Competence: Setting Kids Up to Succeed

This month, new research was published in the American Journal of Public Health with an important message: that a simple assessment of a child’s social competence can help to predict his or her health and social outcomes, well into adulthood.

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Children’s Health Care Spending Driven by Rising Costs

With child visits to the emergency room declining and the overall use of prescription drugs by children at its lowest in years, it only makes sense that spending on health care for kids would be down. Right? Not quite.

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School Is Out For Summer

Across the country, kids (and parents!) are celebrating the end of the school year. But should it be a break from learning? No. The so-called "summer slide" is real. Students typically lose two to three months in reading achievement and two months of math skills during the summer.

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CollegeTracks Paves the Way for More Kids in Need

A small Maryland-based nonprofit, CollegeTracks, is helping low-income students in Montgomery County tackle the college admissions and financial aid process. This week CollegeTracks announced the expansion of its program to a third high school in the area. The move will provide hundreds more students with support.

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What Are Your Kids Doing After 3 p.m.?

It’s 3 p.m. on a weekday and, like millions of moms and dads across America, you’re still at work. Where do your kids go when school lets out?

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