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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.

July 12, 2013

Study: Head Start Helps Children Make Some Progress Towards Kindergarten Readiness

The children in the 2009 study are below the norms at both entry and exit from Head Start, but do improve in some pre-academic areas.

July 09, 2013

Head Start Announces Awardees in First-Ever Grant Competition

Many of the 153 grantees in the competition among low-performing providers had been previous recipients of Head Start funding.

June 26, 2013

Mom To Senators: Here's Why Head Start is Important

A mom testifies in front of the Senate Budget Committee, lending valuable perspective to the debate on Head Start funding.

June 17, 2013

Chicago Child-Parent Centers See a Rebirth

A federal grant has helped restore funding to a well-studied preschool program that had faced dwindling support.

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