S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.


Montana One Step Closer to Offering Public Preschool

Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.


Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.


A Look Inside the Revised Child Care Development Block Grant Bill

The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.


Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.


Policy Report Urges 'Two-Generation' Approach to Ending Child Poverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.


Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.


Study: Unionizing Child-Care Providers Could Lead to Higher-Quality Care

Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.


Senate Plans to Vote on Updates to Child Care Development Block Grant

Child-care providers would be required to get background checks, and parents would be given more information about child-care options, under the revised program.


Political Strategists Urge Lawmakers to 'Seize Opportunity' on Early Education

Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.


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