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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.

June 13, 2017

Kids Count Report Finds Positive Gains on Child Well-Being, With Areas of Concern

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book finds that the economic well-being of children is on the rise, but educational achievement is an area of concern.

May 26, 2017

State Preschool Funding Now Above Pre-Recession Levels, Enrollment Climbing

The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.

May 23, 2017

Head Start Down, Home Visiting Up in White House Budget Proposal

Head Start would see funding at fiscal 2016 levels and home visiting would see continued funding under the budget proposal released Tuesday by the Trump White House.

April 25, 2017

New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds

The city would become one of just a few in the nation to offer free universal preschool for 3-year-olds, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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