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Grandparents leading child-care providers, Census Bureau reports

August 1, 2002

Grandparents were the leading child-care providers for preschoolers who were in some type of child-care arrangement in 1997, according to a report released by the Census Bureau. Among the nation’s 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, the report said.

Subsidized Child Care in Maryland Has Doubled Since 1990

August 1, 2002 Economics and Finance
Avis Thomas-Lester

The number of children in Maryland receiving federally subsidized child care has grown substantially in the past decade as parents previously on welfare took jobs and sought daily care for their children, state data show. But Maryland, like many states, still does not serve many children whose parents are among the working poor, saying there…

Opinion: We all benefit from good day care for children

August 1, 2002
Phyllis Campbell and Peter Steinbrueck

Everyone who cares for and about children is troubled by the lack of importance placed on early care and education and activities outside of school. “As a nation, we’re simply not taking advantage of how much we have learned about early development over the past 40 years,” writes Jack P. Shonkoff, editor of “From Neurons…

Tutoring Gives Pupils an Edge . . . for Preschool

July 31, 2002
Marek Fuchs

Aiming to give their young children a jump-start on their academic experience, parents are having them work with private tutors. The goal is to have the children enter school with a toehold on reading.

School plan qualifies for ballot in Florida

July 31, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Tere Figueras

Free pre-K classes proposed

SC Gov wants to expand preschool, up teacher pay

July 31, 2002
Kenneth A. Harris

Gov. Jim Hodges rolled out education proposals Tuesday designed to build on gains made in classrooms from preschool to college. He wants to make public or private prekindergarten classes available to at least 10,000 more children in the next four years.

Opinion: A vote for the Children’s Trust — and why

July 31, 2002 Economics and Finance
Michael Putney

On Sept. 10, I’ll vote Yes to create a Miami-Dade Children’s Trust. I believe [David Lawrence, Jr.] when he says that for every dollar we spend early on to help troubled children and their parents, we save $7 later, not to mention myriad problems for the kids and society.

Louisiana Program Targets 6,000 Preschoolers

July 30, 2002 State & Local
Ed Anderson

Good start for many students, governor says

NC Senate Candidate Stresses Early Education

July 29, 2002 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Mark Johnson

Former Gov. Hunt Joins Candidate at Wilson Day Care

Editorial: Governor Easley’s preemptive move to boost education funding is a dramatic, and appropriate, response to a judge’s order

July 26, 2002 Economics and FinanceState & Local

As legislators ponder and ponder and ponder some more on how to close a $1.5 billion shortfall in the state budget, a more immediate deadline looms: A judicial order to answer the needs of children at risk of failure in the state’s public schools. Governor Easley on Wednesday offered his answer in the form of…