Early Education in the News
What prepares a child for kindergarten could be any combination of parents, day care centers, baby sitters, Head Start, and government-run and private pre-kindergarten.
An investment today in early-childhood learning and school readiness can yield better employees for businesses tomorrow.
The bill requires more coordination between Head Start and state-run pre-kindergarten programs.
We've been warned for years that there is a behavioral crisis in our schools. We just didn't know it extended to preschool.
Michigan's incoming schools chief says he will encourage an investment in preschool education.
The state has $4 million to spend in the 2005-06 fiscal year for preschools in poorer neighborhoods with the neediest children.
In the mid-1990s, a committee of educators and early childhood experts developed its ideal pre-kindergarten program.
Educators say the way preschoolers are prepared to handle the jump to kindergarten can play a role in long-term school success and performance on standardized tests.
In a new report focusing on teaching of language and math skills, 40 percent of preschool classrooms studied in so-called Abbott districts scored in the good-to-excellent range, compared with 13 percent in 2003.
Alaska is one of 12 states without a state preschool system, and that needs to change, said a growing group of educators, politicians and community leaders at a conference Wednesday in Anchorage.
Exposure to early childhood education creates better outcomes down the road in learning and in discipline.
Preschool children are three times as likely to be expelled as children in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the new study, by researchers from the Yale Child Study Center.
The state Board of Education has identified early childhood education and all-day kindergarten as priorities in Nebraska for providing students what the board has defined as an essential education.
The credit is part of a larger measure spelling out ways the state intends to improve preschool programs, such as collaboration among state agencies to provide better information about preschools.
To encourage preschool teachers to further their education, the town will offer four scholarships toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in September.
The new state Department of Early Education and Care will officially open its doors July 1 and become the lead agency in charge of administering public and private preschool and child care in Massachusetts.
Taxpayer funded pre-k was supposed to be available by now to all the state's 4-year olds.
The big question for parents is who will be providing prekindergarten.
Many of the teachers in the nation's state-funded preschool classrooms have limited education and are paid poorly, according to a national study released Tuesday.
Schoolchildren at every socioeconomic level have problems that could be eased or prevented by quality preschool programs.