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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.

September 03, 2013

Obama Pre-K Program Could Save $75 Billion, Report States

A new report written in part by law enforcement officials says President Obama's preschool programs could save money by keeping people out of jail.

August 07, 2013

Documentarians Release Sneak Peek on Preschool Economics

California Newsreel, which plans a series on early childhood, released an 30-minute segment on preschool to take advantage of the current political focus.

July 30, 2013

Education Department Picks New Leader for Early-Learning Office

Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.

July 17, 2013

Lawmaker Buy-In Hard to Come By for Federal Preschool Expansion

While early education has bipartisan support, the Obama administration's $75 billion proposal for expanding state preschool is still struggling for traction.

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