Early education policymakers, advocates, and researchers call for a higher profile for the need for more quality early childhood programs, especially as a linchpin for a stronger American economy.
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July 31, 2012
July 26, 2012
'First findings' from the U.S. Department of Education's early childhood longitudinal study of more than 18,000 kindergartners underscore the presence of achievement gaps in the earliest grades.
July 24, 2012
Parent educators make bi-weekly home visits to help families understand and support the healthy physical and intellectual development of young children.
July 20, 2012
Early Learning Coalition creates system to cover area providers.
June 29, 2012
School districts continue with implementation plans now that state budget has been approved
April 27, 2012
A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.
April 19, 2012
Regulations created last fall require Head Start providers that fall short of federal quality standards to compete with other potential providers for funding, instead of being guaranteed a share of $7.6 billion in Head Start grants. Automatic renewal had been the norm since the program was created in 1964.
April 19, 2012
New law coordinates preschool programs, requires standards
April 13, 2012
State Senate subcommittee rejects governor's proposal to eliminate program
April 04, 2012
Complete results from survey of Pre-K personnel to be released in April at Nashville summit on school readiness.