Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.
Oregon legislators approved a multi-million-dollar early-learning plan on the last day of that state's legislative session on Monday.
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.
"Present Perfect" will tell the story of a preschool and daycare center located within a retirement community in West Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.