June 2017 Archives

A new report stresses that improving child care helps current workers be more productive and helps future workers by giving them a solid foundation.

Seattle plans to boost its minimum wage to $15 by 2021. Will child-care programs be able to absorb the increased labor costs?

A new website developed by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership examines the varied qualifications for early-childhood program leaders in different states and in different settings.

The Granite State has legalized Keno gambling and plans to tax the machines to partially fund full-day kindergarten for the state's 5-year-olds.

The First Five Years Fund's poll found support from Democrats, independents and Republicans on making early-childhood education more affordable and increasing funding for programs such as Head Start.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's new report finds that countries around the world are increasing their investment in early-childhood education and care.

The head of the National Association of State Boards of Education hopes that these grants will lead to more knowledge about ways to improve working conditions for early-childhood educators.

The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, or ConnCAN, has profiled five successful early childhood education programs in other states for ideas to help programs in Connecticut.

A new issue brief highlights what works when it comes to successfully teaching social-emotional skills in preschool.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book finds that the economic well-being of children is on the rise, but educational achievement is an area of concern.

The study by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher found substantial cognitive gains for students who attended preschools that focused on developing oral language, preliteracy, and math skills.

State officials announced this week that 15 additional counties will join five others that had offered prekindergarten through the state's On My Way Pre-K program.

Marva Hinton joins the Early Years blogging team, bringing more than 15 years of reporting experience and the perspective of a mother preparing her 3-year-old for preschool this fall.


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