The senior co-director of the National Institute for Early Education Research says the field suffers from a coverage gap and lack of understanding about how much money it takes to run an effective program.
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November 27, 2018
October 09, 2018
A new law provides a funding mechanism for mental health consultation services for child-care providers and preschools, which advocates say will help in dealing with challenging behaviors in the classroom.
July 13, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill into law that would ban suspensions and expulsions for children in prekindergarten through 3rd grade for minor offenses.
March 26, 2018
Cursive writing is experiencing a resurgence of sorts in North Carolina elementary schools thanks to a state law that was passed in 2013.
September 15, 2017
A group of Democratic leaders in Congress have released a report that outlines both the economic and academic benefits of high-quality early-childhood education programs.
June 21, 2017
The First Five Years Fund's poll found support from Democrats, independents and Republicans on making early-childhood education more affordable and increasing funding for programs such as Head Start.
May 09, 2017
Voters in the New Mexico city have rejected a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary beverages that was intended to aid prekindergarten access.
April 26, 2017
A tax-reform announcement from the White House was short on specifics, but shows child-care affordability is still a Trump administration priority.
April 25, 2017
The city would become one of just a few in the nation to offer free universal preschool for 3-year-olds, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
March 28, 2017
The Trump administration's federal budget blueprint doesn't mention increased investments in early-childhood and preschool programs, but advocates are pressing Congress for support.