The Center for American Progress has released a set of recommendations for governors in 2019 that includes things such as full-day universal preschool and the study of pre-term births, which can cause learning difficulties.
There's a new focus on getting more training to early-childhood educators, but there's a dearth of information about what constitutes a high-quality, teacher-preparation program.
Federal home-visiting programs received a $2 billion infusion earlier this year. Now advocates are taking time to show how well the program works for at-risk families.
The senior co-director of the National Institute for Early Education Research says the field suffers from a coverage gap and lack of understanding about how much money it takes to run an effective program.
Researchers with the National Women's Law Center say despite recent federal spending increases, child-care subsidies lag behind 2001 levels when adjusted for inflation, leaving many families in the lurch.
A new study says that problems surrounding child-care hurt Georgia parents economically in many ways including in turned down promotions and having to cut back on work and school hours.
The Center for American Progress examines what it calls "child-care deserts" and says that communities are failing when it comes to providing adequate child care for children younger than 3.
Researchers found that an initiative that had pediatricians discuss the importance of parents interacting with their babies and toddlers led caregivers to talk, read, and sing more to their children.
A new law provides a funding mechanism for mental health consultation services for child-care providers and preschools, which advocates say will help in dealing with challenging behaviors in the classroom.
A new proposal would not penalize immigrants seeking a green card if their U.S.-born children use public benefits, but advocates still worry that some families will steer clear of certain programs like children's health care and nutritional assistance.