Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.


For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.


Bill Clinton Chooses Early Education as Topic of $1 Million Hult Prize

Bill Clinton added some heft to the push for early-childhood education last month when he chose it as the topic of the annual Hult Prize for young social entrepreneurs.


Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.


Federal Preschool Grant Program Gets Applications From 35 States, Puerto Rico

The Preschool Development Grants will give winning states the opportunity to bolster their current preschool programs, or help new programs get off the ground.


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.


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