The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.
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August 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
A U.S. Department of Education official said that distributing money through states to community groups is one idea for the $250 million preschool development grants approved by Congress earlier this year.
February 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.
December 11, 2013
The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.
October 01, 2013
Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.
June 25, 2013
Sen. Patty Murray, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said early childhood programs are a non-partisan issue.
May 23, 2013
$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.
May 06, 2013
President Barack Obama took the opportunity during a forum with business leaders in Costa Rica to reiterate his views of early education as a wise investment.
April 10, 2013
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget proposal includes programs for infants and young children.