Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Spanish-language media company join up in a push to reduce the gap between children of various socioeconomic brackets on a key element of reading readiness.

Only half of Kentucky's children were ready to enter kindergarten this year, a new study states.

For the third time, some Head Start providers must recompete to keep their federal funding as part of the Obama administration's push to raise the quality of early education.

An official with the National Association for the Education of Young Children worries that kindergartners have less choice these days to pursue their own interests.

Poor and minority children are more likely to feel the impact of evolving kindergarten curricula than are their peers from other groups, says a national study on changes to kindergarten.

Child-care subsidies paid to low-income mothers spur them to secure work, a report from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College has found.

The mayor of Louisville, Ky., is challenging children under the age of 5 to read 1,000 books before starting kindergarten.

Kindergarten would be mandatory in California under a bill proposed by Democrat Shirley N. Weber, part of an evolving plan to recast early-childhood education.

For the first time, researchers map the qualities of Catholic preschools, which serve more than 20,000 students in nearly 500 schools nationwide and are growing as K-12 enrollment declines. Few of these programs have consistent curricula or quality standards but they all share a mission to indoctinate families into the faith.

Nashville's top schools' chief laid out a plan to offer all 4-year-olds district-run preschool by 2018, an initiative that he says was well-received, but which must be approved by the nine-member school board Feb. 11.


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