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February 09, 2015

New York City Launches New, Unified Preschool Application Form

As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community schools.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

October 17, 2014

Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.

October 10, 2014

New York City Decries Preschool Seat Location Analysis as 'Misleading'

City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.

September 04, 2014

New York City Kicks Off School Year With Massive Prekindergarten Expansion

Making preschool universal for 4-year-olds in the city was a signature promise in Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for mayor.

April 21, 2014

Poll: California Voters Support Prekindergarten Expansion

Democratic state lawmakers have championed the plan, but Gov. Jerry Brown has warned against starting new programs with the state's current budget surplus.

April 15, 2014

Parents in Poll Say Effects of Pre-K Last a Lifetime

Sixty-two percent of parents believe preschool teaches lifelong lessons and rate socio-emotional experiences as high as academics, a new poll states.

April 11, 2014

N.Y.C. Launches Ad Blitz to Increase Pre-K Enrollment

Eyeing an April 23 enrollment deadline, the coordinators of New York City's newly expanded prekindergarten program blitz the city with ads.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

April 04, 2014

Sesame Street Explains Parents' Incarceration to Preschoolers

Familiar Sesame Street characters help explain life's difficulties to preschoolers, including the realities of incarceration and divorce, in a new web-based series.

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