An initiative backed by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is providing resources to families in an effort to teach them about the importance of quality, early-childhood education.
The revamped, online professional development program was produced by Too Small to Fail and will allow early-childhood educators to earn training hours toward a Child Development Associate credential.
Sustaining the early boost that children receive from preschool will required focused and sustained work, says two studies that examine the issue of preschool "fadeout."
The work will support communities as they create robust child-care systems for chidren from birth to 3 years old.
A new study has found that elementary teachers are effective at helping students significantly reduce mental health problems such as anxiety and attention disorders.
Urban Institute researchers found that on average entry-level kindergarten teachers in Washington, D.C., make $12 more per hour than early-childhood educators at all levels in the region.
The National Institute for Early Education Research says that, on average, states serve more than a third of their 4-year-olds in state-funded early-childhood education programs.
The report by the Center for American Progress found that Head Start plays a vital role in supporting families who live in rural communities, which are more likely to be child-care deserts.
In Ontario, children from two-and-a-half to kindergarten age will be able to attend free, full-day licensed child care year-round starting in 2020.
The study led by researchers at MIT, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania suggests that the number of conversations parents have with their children is more important than the number of words they use.