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Child Care Aware of America calls on Congress to provide more funding and take steps to improve quality of care


Advocacy organization touts Kris Perry's accomplishments at First 5 California.


Only 17 states have sufficient regulations to make sure that children in schools and day cares are properly protected in the case of natural disasters, according to a new report from Save the Children, a nonprofit focused on children's safety and welfare.


Improved access, more family engagement, and higher quality programs focused on language development are important for boosting the participation of Hispanic children.


Center for American Progress calls for national summit of state leaders to promote better education outcomes.


The Pew Center on the States is urging states to invest in home visiting programs proven to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged kids such as school readiness and increased academic achievement.


Researchers say early exposure to anesthesia increases risk for negative effects on brain development in children.


Judges will spend the next several months reviewing applications from county and city agencies, public school systems, and community-based organizations that must compete to continue receiving their federal funding to provide Head Start services.


More than 800 districts expected to offer two-year kindergarten program mandated by law


The process is part of the state's ongoing education reform to create an integrated education system


Researchers say eating healthy food may slightly increase IQ


Advocates say the budget blueprint outlined by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential candidate chosen by Mitt Romney, would devastate long-standing programs such as Head Start and child care subsidies that benefit children.


Three-year initiative aims to increase the number of students reading by grade level at the end of 3rd grade


Researchers say switching to more suitable shows improves sleep


Researchers find that social and behavioral skills may be more important than academic ability


The National Association for the Education of Young Children has published a new policy brief meant to help states better ensure the qualifications of "experts" who offer their professional development services to early-education programs.


Advocacy group details spending over past five years


State forges ahead with "Quality Rated" system that identifies programs that exceed minimum licensing requirements.


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