The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.
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August 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
A U.S. Department of Education official said that distributing money through states to community groups is one idea for the $250 million preschool development grants approved by Congress earlier this year.
February 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.
December 11, 2013
The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.
November 01, 2013
Twenty museums and libraries in 17 communities received $4.3 million in federal grants to improve early-childhood education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services reports.
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.
October 01, 2013
Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.
September 09, 2013
The proposed bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress last spring, would call for states to set aside a greater share of their federal funds to improve early-childhood programs.
July 30, 2013
Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.
June 25, 2013
Sen. Patty Murray, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said early childhood programs are a non-partisan issue.