President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.
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January 21, 2015
January 14, 2015
Early education programs throughout the country have grown thanks to competitive federal grants. As the grants come to a close, a report finds mixed results for winners.
December 16, 2014
The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.
November 07, 2014
Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.
October 31, 2014
Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.
October 21, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continues promoting the expansion of publicly funded preschool across the country, an Obama administration priority.
October 17, 2014
Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.
October 06, 2014
The president has added a concrete, and ambitious, enrollment goal to his Preschool for All initiative.
September 15, 2014
The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.
November 25, 2013
Despite substantial funding increases over the past six years, empty seats still remain in all but four states' Head Start programs, a new study has found.