July 2013 Archives

The survey, commissioned by an early-education advocacy group, found support for preschool crossed party lines.


An effort to stop Minnesota child-care providers from joining unions was dismissed--for now--on a technicality.


Child-care providers and preschool teachers earn far less than their colleagues in other states on average, report finds.


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.


Arizona and Oklahoma now have hospitals named "baby friendly" by the federal Indian Health Service as places where education about breast-feeding is supported.


San Antonio's ambitious preschool project, mostly for poor 4-year-olds, is progressing nicely, the project's CEO says.


Routinely breaking bread as a family fails to predict academic success and good behavior in school, a study states.


The Institute for Education Sciences boils down the results of dozens of studies into a document that spells out what has been learned.


Teachers and day care providers can offer young children normalcy as they cope with tragedy, author writes.


Superhero play sometimes comes off as violent yet it can be incredibly constructive, writes Marica Mitchell of NAEYC.


Sixty Spanish-speaking teachers and staff at a popular Twin Cities day-care center and preschool are on paid leave after an immigration audit.


While early education has bipartisan support, the Obama administration's $75 billion proposal for expanding state preschool is still struggling for traction.


Spanking children as a means of discipline creates aggression, research done by a University of Texas professor states.


Parents in Middletown, Conn., are taught how to advocate for their ideas in the so-called Parent Leadership Training Institute.


The children in the 2009 study are below the norms at both entry and exit from Head Start, but do improve in some pre-academic areas.


Advocates say now is the time to turn their attention to lawmakers returning from Washington to their home states for the summer recess.


A Harvard University tip sheet helps educators find ways to explain assessments to families.


Judging by the numbers in a new study, full-time child-care workers could find themselves priced out of the market when it comes to their own children.


Many of the 153 grantees in the competition among low-performing providers had been previous recipients of Head Start funding.


A website allowing teachers to download and share their lessons for free celebrates it's first anniversary with more than 260,000 downloads.


With health and human services being cut, greatnonprofits.org helps connects the needy with those who can help.


A virtual rally to support public policy for babies and toddlers will be held July 8.


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