Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.
Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.
An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.
The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.
For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.
Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.
Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.
Child-care providers would be required to get background checks, and parents would be given more information about child-care options, under the revised program.
Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.