April 2012 Archives

States deal with political battles, funding issues


Researchers say curbing impulsive behavior early could decrease risk of developing some bad habits later on in life.


A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.


Researchers call for universal standards and professional development


Researcher says activities increase early understanding of numbers and patterns


Regulations created last fall require Head Start providers that fall short of federal quality standards to compete with other potential providers for funding, instead of being guaranteed a share of $7.6 billion in Head Start grants. Automatic renewal had been the norm since the program was created in 1964.


New law coordinates preschool programs, requires standards


Researchers says making print references helps preschoolers crack language code


State Senate subcommittee rejects governor's proposal to eliminate program


Report says state is first to provide services to prekindergarteners


Researchers find link with pre-readers' visual understanding of symbols, patterns


Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin make a relatively strong showing on measures of quality in annual report card on state preschool programs.


The five states that just narrowly missed winning a slice of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge will get a chance to compete for $133 million in new money, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.


Proposed law creating access awaits action by state legislature.


Complete results from survey of Pre-K personnel to be released in April at Nashville summit on school readiness.


Thirty-two daycare centers in West Virginia will get grants to buy pint-sized gardening tools, soil, and pots so they can cultivate container gardens with children.


Sharing books with youngest kids helps later skill development


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