Early Education in the News

The Albuquerque Tribune
June 8, 2005

The demand for money and classroom slots in New Mexico's new preschool program far exceeds what's available.

The Des Moines Register
June 7, 2005

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.

St. Petersburg Times
June 6, 2005

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.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
June 5, 2005

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.

Naples Daily News, Naples, FL
June 4, 2005

Like kindergarten before it, pre-K is increasingly more necessary to keep kids from falling behind.

The Morning News, Springdale, AR
June 2, 2005

A group of educators and parents are asking for more parenting resources, beginning in the maternity ward and continuing into the classroom.

The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY
June 1, 2005

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.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 27, 2005

An investment today in early-childhood learning and school readiness can yield better employees for businesses tomorrow.

The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
May 25, 2005

We've been warned for years that there is a behavioral crisis in our schools. We just didn't know it extended to preschool.

Education Week
May 25, 2005

The bill requires more coordination between Head Start and state-run pre-kindergarten programs.

Detroit Free Press
May 24, 2005

Michigan's incoming schools chief says he will encourage an investment in preschool education.

The Albuquerque Tribune
May 24, 2005

The state has $4 million to spend in the 2005-06 fiscal year for preschools in poorer neighborhoods with the neediest children.

The Tennessean
May 23, 2005

In the mid-1990s, a committee of educators and early childhood experts developed its ideal pre-kindergarten program.

The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN
May 22, 2005

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.

The Record, Bergen County, NJ
May 20, 2005

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.

Anchorage Daily News
May 19, 2005

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.

The Tennessean
May 19, 2005

Exposure to early childhood education creates better outcomes down the road in learning and in discipline.

The New York Times
May 17, 2005

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.

Sioux City Journal
May 12, 2005

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 Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA
May 11, 2005

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.