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March 12, 2018

How States Plan to Use ESSA Funds for Early Learning

A supporter of federal funding for early-childhood programs for disadvantaged children has produced a new report detailing how states plan to use ESSA to garner more support for these initiatives.

March 01, 2018

How Much Would High-Quality, Universal Early Care Cost? Try $140 Billion a Year.

Increased early-childhood funding would knit together a patchwork system that leaves many families struggling to get high-quality care, and that pays many child-care workers poverty-level wages, according to a new committee report.

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

State 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.

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