Early Education in the News
More U.S. children are living in poverty these days, and their parents often have difficulty finding full-time work, according to a handful of new reports.
New Mexico Voices for Children suggests the state should set aside surplus revenues for programs to improve the education and health of children.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning seeks to combine child-care regulation, early education and nutrition services for children birth to school age into one united effort.
Despite classes that are held in unconventional buildings, such as aging churches, homes and storefronts, preschools in Trenton and 30 other impoverished districts are rapidly improving, experts say, bringing hope of considerable strides toward raising the education levels of poor, minority children closer to their suburban counterparts.
At the same time Florida launches its voluntary prekindergarten program, it's pulling the plug on scholarships for child care workers to get the credentials they need to teach.
Business leaders who have championed expanded preschool programs to help prepare low-income Minnesota kids for kindergarten got the green light from the Legislature to proceed.
Latino children account for one in five children of preschool age, but too few have access to high-quality programs, leaders at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza said yesterday.
In 1998, the state Supreme Court decided preschool was crucial if New Jersey were to narrow the achievement gap largely harming minority children in New Jersey's poorest cities.
District leaders said the private partnerships amount to a dramatic expansion, because the money will convert thousands of day-care slots into quality preschool slots for far less than it costs to create new classrooms in schools.
Now is not the time to pull back on support for a pre-K program that leads the nation.
The hope is that with an extra push in the summer, at-risk Head Start children will be ready for kindergarten.
Despite the political rhetoric about the value of preschool education -- and how it is a solid investment in the nation's future -- progress in expanding high-quality preschool programs has been limited.
The Office of Early Learning was created to guide schools through the process of opening new classrooms, training staff and drumming up community support.
San Francisco's universal preschool program is a good first step.
Researchers have found children who attended a comprehensive health and early education program in Brookline in the 1970s did better in school and were healthier.
Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.
There is great consternation over public education and how to fix it.
Public schools successfully turn tax investments into noble outcomes. Moreover, communities gain capital assets through school tax investments.
Lee County School District officials have found a way around the state prekindergarten regulations that limit the school day for preschoolers.
Louisiana's Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development program allows qualifying children to attend private preschools for free.