Early Education in the News
The demand for money and classroom slots in New Mexico's new preschool program far exceeds what's available.
Legislation signed Monday by Gov. Tom Vilsack opens the door to expanded early childhood education in Iowa but will require months of public explanation, as the state moves toward a rating system for preschools and child care centers.
As families consider where to enroll their children for pre-K, experts are cautioning parents not to leap before they take a close look at the available schools.
The Southern Regional Education Board's just-released report on the readiness of children entering kindergarten and the first grade provides incentive to examine again what more can be done statewide to help all our children prepare for life. Mississippi isn't discussed extensively because our state alone among the 16 members states has no statewide pre-kindergarten program.
Like kindergarten before it, pre-K is increasingly more necessary to keep kids from falling behind.
A group of educators and parents are asking for more parenting resources, beginning in the maternity ward and continuing into the classroom.
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.
We've been warned for years that there is a behavioral crisis in our schools. We just didn't know it extended to preschool.
The bill requires more coordination between Head Start and state-run pre-kindergarten programs.
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.