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November 06, 2019

Kids of Color Often Shut Out of High-Quality State Preschool, Research Says

Democratic presidential candidates like to say they support universal prekindergarten programs, but what about early-learning programs that already exist?

October 02, 2019

Federal Watchdog Finds Risk of Head Start Fraud, Ranking Republican Seeks Hearing

Officials have not done enough to prevent fraud in Head Start programs, the GAO said. The findings prompted Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the ranking member of the House education and labor committee, to call for a hearing on the federally funded preschool program for low-income children.

February 26, 2019

Child-Care, Early-Learning Bill Gets Backing From Democrats Seeking White House

Proposals to expand services providing child care and early learning could be a popular go-to for Democrats as the presidential primary campaign heats up.

September 14, 2017

Democratic Bill Aims to Make Child Care More Accessible, Beef Up Early Learning

Among other provisions, the Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure that families making less than 150 percent of a state's median income would not pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care.

July 28, 2017

Early-Childhood Education Fan Rep. John Delaney Running for President

Rep. John Delaney is the author of the "Early Learning Act" that is designed to help states move towards universal pre-kindergarten.

July 14, 2017

Governors Tell Congress: Early Education Just as Crucial as Health Care, Tax Reform

The letter, written on behalf of the National Governors Association by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, connected early education to larger issues.

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