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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.

April 25, 2018

Infants, Toddlers Focus of New Investment from Pritzker Children's Initiative

The work will support communities as they create robust child-care systems for chidren from birth to 3 years old.

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.

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