Child Care Programs Forced to Balance Quality and Financial Stability

A report on the challenges faced by Philadelphia-area child-care centers outlines issues that are concerns for providers across the country.


Boise Schools Support Public Preschool Despite Idaho's Reticence

An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.


Hawaii to Expand Preschool Offerings Through Charters

Hawaii is using federal preschool development grant money to pay for the expansion, which will ultimately serve more than 900 students starting in 2015-16.


Texas Governor Keeps His Early Ed. Promises

Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.


Could Outdoor Preschools Qualify For Public Funding?

A few outdoor preschools in Seattle that meet at public parks are hoping to qualify for subsidies from the city's new preschool program.


Working Brain Science Into Parents' Daily Routine

A Bezos Family Foundation initiative seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The idea is not a new one, but the approach might be.


'Kids Count' Report Paints Mixed Picture of Child Well-Being Nationwide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.


Minnesota's Big Spending Boost on Pre-K Scholarships May Serve Fewer Students

Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.


'Social Competence' in Kindergartners Linked to Adult Success

Children who share, resolve their own problems and show other markers of "social competence" are more likely to have positive life outcomes, according to new research.


Preschool and State Charter School Policies Misaligned, Report Asserts

A report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says that many states have policies that are standing in the way of charters opening preschools.


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