N.C. Pre-K Program Shows Greater Gains Than Expected, Study Says

A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.


Parents in Poll Say Effects of Pre-K Last a Lifetime

Sixty-two percent of parents believe preschool teaches lifelong lessons and rate socio-emotional experiences as high as academics, a new poll states.


N.Y.C. Launches Ad Blitz to Increase Pre-K Enrollment

Eyeing an April 23 enrollment deadline, the coordinators of New York City's newly expanded prekindergarten program blitz the city with ads.


Outgoing HHS Secretary Led Department During Head Start Grant Overhaul

Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism during the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the reorganization of Head Start funding.


Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.


Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.


Sesame Street Explains Parents' Incarceration to Preschoolers

Familiar Sesame Street characters help explain life's difficulties to preschoolers, including the realities of incarceration and divorce, in a new web-based series.


Utah Offers Virtual Pre-K $3 Million for Expansion

Utah's lawmakers pledge $3 million to expand a free, virtual pre-K program to serve approximately 25,000 children in its next five years.


Early Developmental Screening Focus of New Federal Initiative

The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, among other agencies, are teaming up on an effort to teach caregivers the signs of developmental delays.


More States Require Kindergarten Entrance Exams, Database Shows

The Education Commission of the States reports that more than half of the states and the District of Columbia now require children to take kindergarten entrance assessments.


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