Families in many states paid more for child care than they did for other budget items, a new study by the advocacy group Child Care Aware states.

Targeted early-childhood education programs and strengthened connection between early-childhood providers and schools can help address education disparities, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Twenty museums and libraries in 17 communities received $4.3 million in federal grants to improve early-childhood education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services reports.

An Oregon researcher says some young children who performed well academically but acted out in big pre-K classes may have been genetically predisposed to behavioral issues.

Gifted preschoolers, often too young to start public school, remain prohibited from entering public school in 18 states, a new report by the National Association of Giften Children states.

Some centers who were expecting funding on Oct. 1 were able to reopen thanks to a $10 million interest-free loan, but still have questions about staff pay for the days they were closed.

The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.

Early-childhood education takes center stage in Maryland as candidates for governor roll out their plans to expand pre-k or comment on such policies. The state is a harbinger of things to come nationally, experts say.

Connecticut child-care facilies failed to meet 7 of 13 state standards, researchers state.

This Halloween, elementary schools in Whitehall, Mich., trade sugary treats for an opportunity to learn literacy tricks as costume-clad teachers read stories after school.


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