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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.

April 04, 2017

Preschool Teachers' Wish Lists Fulfilled Through Foundation Donation

The PNC Foundation used the online charity Donors Choose to fulfill requests in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Donors Choose is also opening its platform to Head Start teachers.

March 28, 2017

Early Education Advocates Fighting for Priority in Federal Budget

The Trump administration's federal budget blueprint doesn't mention increased investments in early-childhood and preschool programs, but advocates are pressing Congress for support.

February 13, 2017

Think Tank Offers Policy Prescriptions on Early Childhood

The American Enterprise Institute's policy document focuses on building more flexibility for families into federal programs aimed at supporting working families with young children.

January 24, 2017

Advocates Coalesce Around Tax Policy Proposals to Support Early Learning

A coalition of business and early-childhood groups urges the Trump administration to weigh changes that could help low- and moderate-income families pay for child care and preschool.

January 10, 2017

Ed. Dept. Awards $3 Million for 'Pay For Success' Early Learning Feasibility Pilots

Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.

November 04, 2016

Education Secretary Stumps for High-Quality Preschool in Speech

At the University of Virginia, Secretary John B. King Jr. said that access to a low-quality preschool program is "no access at all."

September 29, 2016

Podcast From Economic Think Tank Makes Business Case for Preschool

The podcast series from the Committee for Economic Development features business leaders and child-development experts focusing on high-quality child care and preschool.

August 26, 2016

Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike for Early Childhood on Ballot, For Now

Opponents of the proposal say those who signed a petition favoring the tax increase on cigarettes were shown an inaccurate summary of what the measure would do.

August 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the Birth of Early Head Start

Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, said she helped to create the 22-year-old program for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers. What was her role in supporting Early Head Start in its infancy?

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