Educare Expands Its Preschool Program to Indian Reservation in Nebraska

The new Educare center will serve nearly 200 infants through preschool students on the Winnebago Indian Reservation with native-language lessons and activities that teach and honor tribal culture and traditions.


Early Education Panel Calls For More Guided Play in Preschool

Allowing children to explore through play helps them make sense of their world, said a group of early childhood experts.


Zell Family Foundation Donates $10 Million to Early-Childhood Organization

The recipient, the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund, operates Early Head Start and Head Start programs and offers home visiting, among other direct services.


Will Indiana Beat the Deadline for Preschool Expansion Grant Applications?

The state education chief says that the application is complete; all it needs is the governor's signature to take advantage of a deadline extension from the U.S. Department of Education.


New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.


Sec. Duncan Promotes Early-Ed. Expansion During San Francisco Visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continues promoting the expansion of publicly funded preschool across the country, an Obama administration priority.


Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.


Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.


White House Event Focuses on Closing Vocabulary Gap Between Rich and Poor

Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.


Homelessness Has Outsize Effect on Youngest Learners

Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.


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