Early Education in the News
The goal is to make high-quality early education programs available for every child in Wyoming.
Investing in early education is critical to boosting Denver's school performance.
As many as 40 percent of kindergarteners come to school already below grade level in reading and math.
If economic development is the goal, it's better to care for toddlers than tempt companies with cash.
Missouri has joined a growing national effort to look at making prekindergarten education available to anyone who wants it.
Men make up only 3 percent of childcare workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To educate more of its young children, Massachusetts has to educate more teachers of young children.
A task force led by Gov. Christine Gregoire has recommended that the state set up an agency to focus on preschool education.
For the second year in a row, an early education bill that attempted to formalize a statewide public preschool program and commit the necessary funding to it, never made it out of the committee hearing room.
Thousands of California families would benefit from state-funded early childhood education.
Still more money is needed to ensure all 3- and 4-year-old children in Illinois can attend preschool even though Gov. Rod Blagojevich increased early childhood education funding by $90 million over the next three years.
Denver schools face an enormous challenge in educating children who arrive for their first day already far behind many of their new classmates.
A growing group of Alaskans say it's time Alaska got a quality state preschool system -- especially since it's one of only a dozen states without one.
More than 7,000 at-risk Minnesota children would be dropped from preschool, after-school and day-care programs if a proposed budget cut is passed by Congress.
Millions of parents assume preschool to be an important part of their children's lives, but that's far from reality for the working poor.
Public pre-kindergarten programs in North and South Carolina can't expand fast enough for parents.
In fact, state law prohibits Idaho from paying for programs that educate children under 5.
For every $1 Louisiana invests in expanding schooling for 4-year-olds, the state government would save between $1.76 and $2.25 by the time these children turn 40 years old, according to a newly issued study by a national group that advocates universal prekindergarten.
What really sets Oklahoma apart from Florida and the other four states that offer universal pre-K — Georgia, New York, Massachusetts and West Virginia — is the quality of its program.
State Education Commissioner Betty J. Sternberg is seeking an additional $14.6 million in state money to provide 2,200 new preschool slots.