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February 13, 2018

Trump Team May Make Head Start, CHIP a Hurdle for Green Card Applicants

The administration is pondering a rules change that would make it harder for people to get permanent U.S. residency if they're deemed a burden to taxpayers.

February 01, 2018

States Leaders Keep Momentum Going on Early-Childhood Education

Two state-based organizations are working to spread knowledge and resources on prekindergarten quality, teacher workforce issues, and funding challenges.

January 17, 2018

Children's Health Insurance Program a Bargaining Chip in Budget Talks

Republicans hope the prospect of longer-term funding for the health care program will encourage Democrats to vote for a bill to keep the government open until February.

December 29, 2017

Redshirting, Pre-K Quality Among Eclectic Mix of Topics Readers Enjoyed in 2017

The past year saw a number of research studies that reinterated the importance of the early environment for young children, both in the home and in high-quality child-care and preschool programs.

December 07, 2017

Head Start Considering Changes to Create 'Less Burdensome' Competition Process

The federal early-childhood program is looking for comments on changes that it says will help it zero in more closely on low-performing grantees.

November 16, 2017

Two Foundations Set to Bring $50 Million of 'Hope' to Children, Families of Detroit

The W.K. Kellogg and Kresge Foundations are spearheading the Hope Starts Here Community Framework, an initiative to improve early-childhood education in Detroit by the year 2027.

October 27, 2017

Former Lawmakers Set Aside Policy Differences for Early-Childhood Initiative

Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and former Democratic Rep. George Miller joined forces to release a set of policy recommendations aimed at supporting families and young children.

October 26, 2017

Chamber Foundation Offers Toolkit for Business to Take Lead on Early Learning

A recently released guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce provides tips for business leaders to take a leading role in the national conversation about early-childhood education.

August 11, 2017

Pediatricians Urged to Get Involved With Early-Childhood Education

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the nation's pediatricians to actively support high-quality early childhood education through advocacy and by serving as consultants to ECE programs.

July 14, 2017

Home-Visiting Backers Battle Federal Funding Deadline

Advocates for home-visiting programs are focused on getting more federal funding before Sept. 30 for the program, which provides long-term support for at-risk families.

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