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A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.


Despite substantial funding increases over the past six years, empty seats still remain in all but four states' Head Start programs, a new study has found.


Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the outgoing director of the $7.6 billion Head Start program, oversaw the agency's first-ever competition for funding during her four-year tenure.


Preschoolers who have erratic bedtimes now have behavior problems as 7-year-old students.


The bond will provide a steady stream of funds to improve daycare and after-school facilities statewide.


Yvette Sanchez Fuentes oversaw the creation of a competition intended to close low-performing Head Start programs and introduce new providers.


Maine won't compete for $37 million from the federal government to improve early-childhood education because of the strings attached, which is angering early-childhood advocates.


John Arnold responds to harsh criticism from education historian Diane Ravitch and others by donating to Factcheck.org.


Children at the pre-K level have been suspended and expelled for reasons ranging from possession of firearms to failure to follow school rules, the Baltimore Sun reports.


The proposed legislation is the first significant attempt in over 10 years to expand the federal government's role in supporting prekindergarten.


Parents in Los Angeles launched a petition drive after 24th Street Elementary School lost its previous prekindergarten program due to budget cuts.


Just as cities, states, and the federal government weigh expanded universal pre-K, one advocate warns we might pay a price should home-based care fall by the wayside.


Child-care workers spent an average of more than 10 years in their jobs and are better educated than previously believed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states.


Families in many states paid more for child care than they did for other budget items, a new study by the advocacy group Child Care Aware states.


Targeted early-childhood education programs and strengthened connection between early-childhood providers and schools can help address education disparities, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


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.


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