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February 08, 2019

New Report Lists How States Plan to Use Increased Federal Funding for Child Care

A new report by the National Women's Law Center details how states plan to spend historic Child Care and Development Block Grant funding allocated by Congress last year.

January 04, 2019

Incoming California Governor to Seek Nearly $2 Billion in Early-Childhood Funding

Democrat Gavin Newsom, who takes office Jan. 7, plans to expand full-day kindergarten and child-care offerings in the state, according to media reports.

December 21, 2018

Work Needed to Improve Efficiency of Early-Ed Programs, Report Says

The Bipartisan Policy Center's state-by-state analysis of the administration of federal early-childhood education programs found inefficiencies and recommended that governors call in outside experts for help.

December 13, 2018

New Report Calls on Governors to Lead the Charge for Early-Childhood Education

The Center for American Progress has released a set of recommendations for governors in 2019 that includes things such as full-day universal preschool and the study of pre-term births, which can cause learning difficulties.

November 16, 2018

Child-Care Subsidies Still Don't Meet Parental Needs, New Report Finds

Researchers with the National Women's Law Center say despite recent federal spending increases, child-care subsidies lag behind 2001 levels when adjusted for inflation, leaving many families in the lurch.

June 04, 2018

Connecticut Provides Resources to Ease Transition to Kindergarten

These tools encourage school administrators to gather as much information as possible about the students who will be entering kindergarten and the early-learning offerings in their communities.

May 31, 2018

Louisiana Hopes New Early-Childhood Credential Will Professionalize Workforce

The credential, which will be required of new lead preschool teachers in 2019, requires recipients to do practice teaching and to receive mentoring and coaching.

May 07, 2018

Minnesota Education Leaders Grapple with Findings from Early-Ed. Audit

An audit of the early-childhood education offerings in Minnesota finds complexity and fragmentation as well as a lack of data about program effectiveness.

April 18, 2018

More Children Enrolled in Pre-K, But Few States Meet All Benchmarks, Report Says

The National Institute for Early Education Research says that, on average, states serve more than a third of their 4-year-olds in state-funded early-childhood education programs.

February 01, 2018

State Leaders Keep Momentum Going on Early-Childhood Education

Two state-based organizations are working to spread knowledge and resources on prekindergarten quality, teacher workforce issues, and funding challenges.

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