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Ohio preschool funding policy cuts millions from schools serving poorest kids


August 10, 2016 AccessEconomics and Finance
Sara Dorn

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services plans to ban a funding mechanism that allows preschools to receive money from multiple public sources. It’s a policy change that could save the state about $12 million annually. But it has Cuyahoga County preschool providers – particularly those serving children in poverty — scrambling to figure out…

Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide


August 2, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Mark Shriver

Our children’s future is our future, and therefore a crucial element to consider when solving the challenges facing our nation. Studies show the human brain develops most rapidly between birth and age 5, yet almost all public investments in children happen after the age of 5. We cannot let our nation’s leaders forget this as…

Vermont Now Offers 10 Hours a Week of Free Preschool, for Everyone


July 18, 2016 Access
Lillian Mongeau

In a first for the U.S., Vermont now requires communities to offer 10 hours a week of free preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds. Funding for “universal” preschool has been available for some time in Vermont, but until July 1 it was up to local districts to offer it or not. Many did, and Vermont is…

Vermont Now Offers 10 Hours a Week of Free Preschool, for Everyone


July 18, 2016 Access
Lillian Mongeau

In a first for the U.S., Vermont now requires communities to offer 10 hours a week of free preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds. Funding for “universal” preschool has been available for some time in Vermont, but until July 1 it was up to local districts to offer it or not. Many did, and Vermont is…

Map shows where preschool access and quality intersect


July 14, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lillian Mongeau

Using new data by the National Institute for Early Education Research, The Hechinger Report built an interactive map that shows where preschool access and quality intersect. Of states offering a public preschool program, the largest category, with 18, are states that have a high-quality program but only offer it to a small percentage (less than…

Map shows where preschool access and quality intersect


July 14, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lillian Mongeau

Using new data by the National Institute for Early Education Research, The Hechinger Report built an interactive map that shows where preschool access and quality intersect. Of states offering a public preschool program, the largest category, with 18, are states that have a high-quality program but only offer it to a small percentage (less than…

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’s…

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’s…

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five