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.


Researchers with the Education Commission of the States note that a bumpy transition from preschool to kindergarten can cause problems down the line, but few states are taking a systematic approach to smoothing that transition.


The new version of the federal grant program eliminates many of the requirements that were a part of the Obama-era preschool funding stream, which awarded money to 18 states.


Learning begins on the school bus for some Georgia elementary students who are being introduced to sight words on the ride to school.


Only seven states and New York City currently require testing water at child-care centers for lead, but researchers with the Environmental Defense Fund say children ages six and younger are most vulnerable to the ill effects of lead exposure.


The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.


A new study by researchers with the Urban Institute profiles five local workforce development boards that help secure child care for clients looking for job training.


Bright Horizons is offering its 20,000 child-care workers in the United States an opportunity to earn an associate or bachelor's degree in early-childhood education for free.


More than 49,000 new or improved pre-K slots were created under the first version of the Preschool Development Grant program, the Education Department says; a second round of funding is expected for mid-August.


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