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February 02, 2015

White House Budget Proposal Continues Early-Childhood Efforts

The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.

January 30, 2015

Absenteeism High in D.C Headstart Programs

More than 25 percent of students who were enrolled at D.C.'s Public Schools Head Start programs were chronically absent last year, according to reports released this week by the Urban Institute. This means that students missed at least 10 percent of school days -- the equivalent of at least a month.

January 27, 2015

Chronic Absenteeism Challenges D.C. Public Schools' Preschool Program

The school system's early-childhood office requested research on preschool attendance, and found many of its most needy children are missing a substantial part of the school year.

January 21, 2015

U.S. House Committee Solicits Comments for Head Start Act Rewrite

The 50-year-old program was last reauthorized in 2007, and committee members say they would like to see new regulations aimed at reducing unnecessary rules and boosting local innovation, among other issues.

January 21, 2015

House Education Committee Outlines Head Start Overhaul Recommendations

The panel's priorities for a Head Start rewrite include reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens and boosting coordination between Head Start and state and local programs.

January 06, 2015

Head Start Children Show Vocabulary Boosts When Compared to Home Care

Researchers reanalyzed data collected during the Head Start Impact Study to more closely compare children in Head Start and those who were cared for at home by a relative.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Blog Posts of 2014: Preschool, Head Start, and Research

Early Years readers were interested in a variety of different topics over the past year.

November 07, 2014

Study: Home Visiting, Full-Day Services Improve Head Start Outcomes

Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.

October 31, 2014

Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.

October 16, 2014

Homelessness Has Outsize Effect on Youngest Learners

Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.

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