Early Education in the News
British efforts for implementing preschool programs have surpassed anything the United States has planned.
The state of Washington is leaving thousands of preschoolers behind, says the League of Education Voters Foundation.
Supporters say an effort to increase the quality of child care in Wyoming would not only be good for kids, it would be good for business and would reduce crime.
In an idea they believe will move Hawai'i closer to universal preschool for 4-year-olds, several leading educators and childcare advocates have recommended the state Legislature create a new authority that would make policy for and direct early-childhood education statewide.
South Carolina lawmakers can fund a universal pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds for $100 million by raising cigarette taxes.
Leaders of big businesses in America show strong support for earlier schooling for children.
The state is talking with faith-based kindergarten programs about the possibility of contracting with them to open up slots for at-risk children.
Even under the best of conditions, finding enough money to fund Kentucky's education programs is problematic.
South Dakota is one of 11 states without a public preschool program, but Gov. Rounds wants to change that.
The proposal, which would cost $15 million in its first year, would make preschool a recurring part of the state budget rather than an optional expense that must be renewed each year.
South Carolina fails to ensure the state's youngest children are prepared for the academic challenges they will face in public schools.
As worthy a goal as it may be to support more preschool opportunities, education advocates should force the Legislature to revisit the mandatory kindergarten issue first.
Gov. Bob Taft has scaled back two eligibility requirements and set a March 1 deadline for enrolling thousands of additional students in a preschool program for poor children.
In places where state dollars remain in coveted supply, early childhood education advocates argue that universal preschool misses the point.
Chicago parents are searching for available spots in the best preschool programs for their young children.
Although its economic development rewards are great, early childhood education is rarely viewed in economic development terms.
New media products for babies, toddlers and preschoolers began flooding the market in the late 1990's.
Gov. Warner has announced the establishment of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to help build and improve early childhood programs.
NIEER's study of the state-funded preschool program in Oklahoma revealed significant improvement in children's development.
Washington's governor proposed a new rating system for child care and preschool centers so parents can make informed decisions about where to send their children.