Forty states and the District of Columbia spent $116 million more on public pre-K in the 2013-14 school year than in 2012-13 and served 1.3 million children, the annual NIEER report says.
After much fuss, a bill that restores some of the funding cut in 2011, but does little to change public pre-K in Texas, awaits the governor's signature.
The Office of Head Start offered additional details about an inspection of centers in New York City that revealed a long list of deficiencies.
Many states have extended the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.
Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.
Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.
A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms as young children, but often had other disabilities.
Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.
Some high-profile folks in Texas have come out in "strong opposition" to the Texas legislature's plan, endorsed by the governor, to expand public preschool in the state.
This is the first in a series of occasional interviews with researchers on the science of learning in young children.