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This District Not Only Supports Early Childhood Educators. It Helps Advance Their Careers.

January 10, 2020
Emily Tate

All-day kindergarten takes off in Idaho. Is pre-K next?

January 1, 2020

Gov. Brad Little isn’t ready to push for pre-kindergarten — yet. But he says he’s close to making a “bold move” on state-funded pre-K, something legislators have resisted for years.

Virginia parents pay more for infant child care than for public college tuition

December 30, 2019

First, let’s state the obvious: Child care is expensive. The not so obvious? In America, child care is unaffordable in all 50 states and in DC, according to  Child Care Aware of America  (CCAoA), an organization that aims to provide every family access to high-quality, affordable child care across the nation.

For Oregon’s Children: Fed grant to help in early education

December 28, 2019

The Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division has been awarded a $26.6 million grant by the federal Administration for Children and Families. According to a release from the ODE, the grant will be used to improve and expand programs to serve Oregon children and families from birth to age five. The funds will be…

Poll: Tennesseans support spending of federal money on child care and early childhood programs

December 19, 2019

A new poll shows Tennessee voters strongly support the spending of federal dollars to provide child care options.

Colorado early childhood efforts could get a major boost from federal grant

December 18, 2019

A multimillion federal grant could pump $38 million into Colorado early childhood efforts over the next three years. Federal officials will announce grant awards by the end of December.

Dallas Earns Top Award For Pre-K Program

December 12, 2019

The Dallas Independent School District just earned a gold medal for its high-quality prekindergarten program. The National Institute for Early Education Reseach studied 40 different big city pre-K programs across the country to issue the ratings.

Report: Nine cities named gold medal winners for early-learning efforts

December 12, 2019

Atlanta, Chicago and Oklahoma City are among the nine cities awarded gold medals for having high-quality preschool programs as part of an initiative of CityHealth and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).

How good is your city’s pre-K program? Here’s a new report that grades 40 of them.

December 12, 2019
Valerie Strauss

Research shows high-quality, accessible prekindergarten that meets the physical, cognitive and social developmental needs of children can have long-lasting positive effects. So just how good is the pre-K program in your city?

San Antonio’s Pre-K 4 SA ranked high among programs nationwide

December 12, 2019

An annual report assessing quality and access to early childhood education programs in the country’s 40 largest cities gave San Antonio a gold medal for the second consecutive year. The recognition was issued Thursday by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education’s well-regarded National Institute for Early Eucational Research (NIEER) and CityHealth, a nonprofit policy…