October 2013 Archives

An Oregon researcher says some young children who performed well academically but acted out in big pre-K classes may have been genetically predisposed to behavioral issues.

Gifted preschoolers, often too young to start public school, remain prohibited from entering public school in 18 states, a new report by the National Association of Giften Children states.

Some centers who were expecting funding on Oct. 1 were able to reopen thanks to a $10 million interest-free loan, but still have questions about staff pay for the days they were closed.

The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.

Early-childhood education takes center stage in Maryland as candidates for governor roll out their plans to expand pre-k or comment on such policies. The state is a harbinger of things to come nationally, experts say.

Connecticut child-care facilies failed to meet 7 of 13 state standards, researchers state.

This Halloween, elementary schools in Whitehall, Mich., trade sugary treats for an opportunity to learn literacy tricks as costume-clad teachers read stories after school.

The co-chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education Special Interest Group on Early Childhood Education says truancy policies fail to address root causes.

The preschool game Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, when amended, can help predict school success, an Oregon State University researcher states.

Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton launches a campaign to promote brain development, early learning and early health for children from birth to age five.

John and Laura Arnold, who manage a multi-billion dollar philanthropy in Houston, are lending money to the centers at no interest to assure the centers stay open despite the federal government shutdown.

The town of Denton, Texas, now offers a free, daily video for families showcasing activities that help children ready for kindergarten.

Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.


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