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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.

November 13, 2013

Early Education to See Boost in Newly-Introduced House and Senate Bills

The proposed legislation is the first significant attempt in over 10 years to expand the federal government's role in supporting prekindergarten.

November 01, 2013

Museums, Libraries Given $4.3 Million to Improve Early-Childhood Education

Twenty museums and libraries in 17 communities received $4.3 million in federal grants to improve early-childhood education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services reports.

October 18, 2013

End of Shutdown Leaves Head Start Providers Relieved, But With Questions

Some centers who were expecting funding on Oct. 1 were able to reopen thanks to a $10 million interest-free loan, but still have questions about staff pay for the days they were closed.

September 09, 2013

Quality Emphasis Part of Proposed Changes to Child-Care Block Grant

The proposed bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress last spring, would call for states to set aside a greater share of their federal funds to improve early-childhood programs.

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