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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.

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."

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