The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book finds that the economic well-being of children is on the rise, but educational achievement is an area of concern.
The study by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher found substantial cognitive gains for students who attended preschools that focused on developing oral language, preliteracy, and math skills.
State officials announced this week that 15 additional counties will join five others that had offered prekindergarten through the state's On My Way Pre-K program.
Marva Hinton joins the Early Years blogging team, bringing more than 15 years of reporting experience and the perspective of a mother preparing her 3-year-old for preschool this fall.
The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.
Head Start would see funding at fiscal 2016 levels and home visiting would see continued funding under the budget proposal released Tuesday by the Trump White House.
Countering a trend of pushing elementary-style academics down to younger children, a preschool curriculum creator has developed a course of study intended for kindergarten students.
Voters in the New Mexico city have rejected a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary beverages that was intended to aid prekindergarten access.
A tax-reform announcement from the White House was short on specifics, but shows child-care affordability is still a Trump administration priority.
The city would become one of just a few in the nation to offer free universal preschool for 3-year-olds, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.