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November 21, 2014

S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.

November 19, 2014

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.

November 18, 2014

A Look Inside the Revised Child Care Development Block Grant Bill

The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.

November 11, 2014

Study: Unionizing Child-Care Providers Could Lead to Higher-Quality Care

Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.

November 03, 2014

Report: States Make Small Gains in Improving Access to Child-Care Assistance

In more than half of the states, families are receiving larger benefit amounts, or it is easier for them to access the benefits that they qualify for, according to a survey from the National Women's Law Center.

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.

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