The Pre4Cle program, which launched in the 2014-15 school year, works directly with existing preschools in an effort to increase enrollment and program quality.

Congress shows its interest in early childhood by increasing the budgets of Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

Should we spend more money to make preschool free for everyone? Or should we spend less to make sure it's available to those who need it most?

Only 25 percent of children 12 or younger in California with working parents have a licensed child-care spot available to them, according to a Nov. 19 report.

Sixty-one percent of voters think early-childhood educators are paid too little, according to a poll of 950 likely voters released Dec. 2.

After much fanfare about its launch, the number of funded spots for Indiana's new public preschool program is far outstripped by demand.

A new report ranks every state in the country on how it's doing at preparing students to be reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, a critical benchmark for later academic success.

State governments, based on regional needs and abilities, should be the primary force behind expanding early care and education programs, says a new report by the American Enterprise Institute.

The Southern Regional Education Board, a coalition of 16 states, released a guide for legislators in supporting early-education initiatives in their states.

Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a recent study.


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