Researchers call for universal standards and professional development
Researcher says activities increase early understanding of numbers and patterns
Regulations created last fall require Head Start providers that fall short of federal quality standards to compete with other potential providers for funding, instead of being guaranteed a share of $7.6 billion in Head Start grants. Automatic renewal had been the norm since the program was created in 1964.
New law coordinates preschool programs, requires standards
Researchers says making print references helps preschoolers crack language code
State Senate subcommittee rejects governor's proposal to eliminate program
Report says state is first to provide services to prekindergarteners
Researchers find link with pre-readers' visual understanding of symbols, patterns
Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin make a relatively strong showing on measures of quality in annual report card on state preschool programs.
The five states that just narrowly missed winning a slice of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge will get a chance to compete for $133 million in new money, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.