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September 30, 2014

Minority Babies in Oregon Face Higher Risks Than White Peers, Report Finds

New data out of Oregon's Multnomah County show that minority babies born there face significantly higher health risks than their white peers.

June 06, 2014

HHS Releases Competition Guidelines on Early Head Start Partnership Grants

Early Head Start programs and private child-care programs have an opportunity to receive grants to serve more low-income children through a $500 million federal funding boost.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

March 19, 2014

Child-Care Workers Aim to Unionize, Face Opposition, Study States

Fourteen states now allow home-based child-care providers in state-funded operations to unionize, but there is much opposition to the movement, a new study states.

February 27, 2014

Examining the Competition for Children Between Public Preschools and Private Providers

Public preschool programs, while welcomed by early education advocates, could put pressure on private providers if the system does not take their needs into account, early education finance experts say.

January 28, 2014

Child-Care Subsidies Spur Mothers to Work, Study Finds

Child-care subsidies paid to low-income mothers spur them to secure work, a report from the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College has found.

January 15, 2014

Study: 1940s-Era Universal Child Care Program Had Positive Effects on Children

The Lanham Act child care centers, funded as a way to get mothers into defense jobs during World War II, provided benefits to eligible children that were significant into their adulthood, says an early-childhood education researcher.

November 18, 2013

Funding to Upgrade Child-Care Facilities Part of New Massachusetts Bond Bill

The bond will provide a steady stream of funds to improve daycare and after-school facilities statewide.

November 06, 2013

Single-Delivery System of Child Care Could Jeopardize Options, Advocate Says

Just as cities, states, and the federal government weigh expanded universal pre-K, one advocate warns we might pay a price should home-based care fall by the wayside.

November 05, 2013

Many Families Spend More on Child Care Than Rent, Study Says

Families in many states paid more for child care than they did for other budget items, a new study by the advocacy group Child Care Aware states.

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