The draft platform for the Republican committee says that prekindergarten "inserts the state" into family relationships and as such should be opposed, reports say.
Qualification requirements and better pay must go hand-in-hand, says a new report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.
Education leaders from North Carolina, Michigan, Washington state and West Virginia share thoughts for early-childhood advocates looking to start, or expand, a high-quality pre-K program.
New parents are often stymied by the question of whether to stay home or to continue working while forking over a significant portion of their salaries to cover child care. Now, there's an interactive calculator for that.
A new study done for the U.S. Department of Education also says that center-based care gives children a boost in math and reading skills.
Washington state, North Carolina, Michigan and West Virginia all have programs that have been judged effective by outside evaluators. Still, they are not perfect.
California's program for some 4-year-olds boasts quality instruction, highly educated teachers and a balanced curriculum, says a report by the American Institutes for Research.
The National Council on Teacher Quality found that many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children.
More Mississippi children are meeting benchmarks on a test of early-childhood literacy skills, according to the state's department of education.
The on-screen game used by Johns Hopkins University researchers was designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with.