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January 21, 2015

Child Care Garners Attention in State of the Union Address, Again

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.

January 14, 2015

Report Finds Mixed Results From Early-Ed. Competitive Grants

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

Headlines About $1 Billion in Early-Ed. Spending Alternately Jubilant, Mournful

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

Study: Home Visiting, Full-Day Services Improve Head Start Outcomes

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

Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

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

Sec. Duncan Promotes Early-Ed. Expansion During San Francisco Visit

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

White House Event Focuses on Closing Vocabulary Gap Between Rich and Poor

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

Obama Calls for Preschool Enrollment of 6 Million by 2020

The president has added a concrete, and ambitious, enrollment goal to his Preschool for All initiative.

September 15, 2014

Many States Indicate Interest in Latest Federal Preschool Grant Program

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

Only 42 Percent of Eligible Children Participate in Head Start

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.

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