Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.


Preschoolers, Elders Share Retirement Home and Equal Billing in Planned Film

"Present Perfect" will tell the story of a preschool and daycare center located within a retirement community in West Seattle.


Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions

When children are suspended or expelled from preschool for problem behaviors, that often indicates problems that predate that child's enrollment, said experts on a panel earlier this month.


Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part Two)

Rebecca Williamson is an associate professor at Georgia State University studying toddlers' grasp of ideas they can't observe just by looking. Today she talks about how young children understand sound.


Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.


Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part One)

We know a lot about when children learn about things like colors and amounts, but when and how do children begin to understand things they can't see? Today: Weight. Next week: Sound.


Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds

The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.


Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K

The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.


Head Start Proposes Changes Designed to Reduce Bureaucratic Burden

The proposed Head Start rules, under development for years, are designed to align with the most up-to-date research on effective early-learning programs.


Universal Prekindergarten on Hillary Clinton's Wish List

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.


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