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.
Allowing children to explore through play helps them make sense of their world, said a group of early childhood experts.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continues promoting the expansion of publicly funded preschool across the country, an Obama administration priority.
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.
A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.
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.
Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.