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April 21, 2016

Early-Childhood STEM Programs Take Root at White House Event

The White House is celebrating federal, state and local initiatives intended to help young children learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

April 15, 2016

Congressional Pre-K Caucus Launches With Celebrity Guests

The bipartisan caucus is intended to help lawmakers understand the benefits of early-childhood education, and to boost pre-K access nationwide.

April 15, 2016

California Commission Issues 'Clarion Call' For Early-Education Reform

A commission of heavy hitters in California education recommends a wholesale overhaul of the Golden State's early-care and education system for children under 5.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

March 29, 2016

State Schools' Chiefs Issue Guidelines for High-Quality Preschool

The list released by the Council of Chief State School Officers is notable because the association's members have control over the direction of states' preschool programs.

March 25, 2016

Beyond Pre-K: District of Columbia-Area Foundation Aids Infants and Toddlers

The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.

February 19, 2016

Early Childhood Programs Missing Many Minority Children

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

January 12, 2016

'Moneyball for Head Start' Report Takes Data-Driven Approach to Improvement

Using data and evidence-based practices wisely will help improve the 50-year-old preschool program for low-income children, says a coalition of Head Start advocates and good governance groups.

November 19, 2015

Regional Educational Group Calls For Increased Early-Childhood Investment

The Southern Regional Education Board, a coalition of 16 states, released a guide for legislators in supporting early-education initiatives in their states.

November 11, 2015

Governors Push to Retain Preschool Development Grant Funding

The federal budget bills currently under consideration would cut funding to the grant program, which is meant to help states start or expand prekindergarten.

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