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April 17, 2019

Is Online Early-Childhood Education the Next Big Thing?

Waterford UPSTART, an online program that offers literacy and math enrichment lessons aimed at preschoolers, received support from a philanthropy dedicated to funding "bold ideas for social change."

April 17, 2019

State-Funded Pre-K Sees Slow Enrollment Growth, Says New National Report

It would take years at the current growth rate for state-funded preschool to enroll half of the nation's 4-year-olds, the National Institute for Early Education Reseach says.

January 08, 2019

Democrats, Independents Want Early-Childhood Funding, And Don't Care Who Gets Credit

Support for early-childhood education appears to transcends today's polarized political climate, according to a poll from the First Five Years Fund, an early-childhood advocacy organization.

December 13, 2018

New Report Calls on Governors to Lead the Charge for Early-Childhood Education

The Center for American Progress has released a set of recommendations for governors in 2019 that includes things such as full-day universal preschool and the study of pre-term births, which can cause learning difficulties.

August 28, 2018

Advocacy Group Recommends Testing Water at Child-Care Centers for Lead

Only seven states and New York City currently require testing water at child-care centers for lead, but researchers with the Environmental Defense Fund say children ages six and younger are most vulnerable to the ill effects of lead exposure.

August 09, 2018

Study Stresses Crucial Link Between Job Training, Child Care

A new study by researchers with the Urban Institute profiles five local workforce development boards that help secure child care for clients looking for job training.

July 10, 2018

Head Start Advocates Seek $200 Million to Help Opioid-Affected Young Children

The National Head Start Association is asking for the funds to replicate programs shown to help children and families touched by drug abuse and trauma.

June 27, 2018

Census Could Miss Counting Vulnerable Children, Advocacy Group Warns

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, in its annual Kids Count Data Book, includes a warning about the risk of missing young children in the upcoming census.

June 19, 2018

'Grassroots' Child-Care Advocates Bring Their Concerns to Washington

Members of 30 different state and national advocacy groups and unions are meeting in Washington, D.C., for the Grassroots Assembly for Child Care and Early Education.

May 04, 2018

Kansas City, Mo., Business Leaders Hope to Educate Public About Early Learning

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.

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