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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 19, 2018

Long-Term Study of Universal Preschool in Quebec Yields Sobering Outcomes

Researchers who found early negative impacts of participating in a universal child-care program in Quebec have shown that those impacts continue once children enter school and adolescence.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

December 10, 2015

Universal or Targeted Preschool, That is The Question

Should we spend more money to make preschool free for everyone? Or should we spend less to make sure it's available to those who need it most?

July 24, 2015

Could Outdoor Preschools Qualify For Public Funding?

A few outdoor preschools in Seattle that meet at public parks are hoping to qualify for subsidies from the city's new preschool program.

July 17, 2015

Minnesota's Big Spending Boost on Pre-K Scholarships May Serve Fewer Students

Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.

June 16, 2015

Universal Prekindergarten on Hillary Clinton's Wish List

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.

May 18, 2015

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers in Budget Showdown Over Pre-K

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto lawmakers' entire education budget bill if they don't include an additional $150 million for universal preschool.

April 27, 2015

Minnesota Having a Not-So-Nice Argument Over Preschool

Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.

April 23, 2015

Texas Governor's Preschool Plan Called 'Godless' by Lt. Gov.'s Advisers

Some high-profile folks in Texas have come out in "strong opposition" to the Texas legislature's plan, endorsed by the governor, to expand public preschool in the state.

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