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The tool commonly known as ECERS-R may not be sensitive enough to measure the elements that preschools must have to improve children's academic and social outcomes, according to new research.


The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.


Democratic state lawmakers have championed the plan, but Gov. Jerry Brown has warned against starting new programs with the state's current budget surplus.


A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.


Sixty-two percent of parents believe preschool teaches lifelong lessons and rate socio-emotional experiences as high as academics, a new poll states.


Eyeing an April 23 enrollment deadline, the coordinators of New York City's newly expanded prekindergarten program blitz the city with ads.


Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism during the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the reorganization of Head Start funding.


If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.


Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.


Familiar Sesame Street characters help explain life's difficulties to preschoolers, including the realities of incarceration and divorce, in a new web-based series.


Utah's lawmakers pledge $3 million to expand a free, virtual pre-K program to serve approximately 25,000 children in its next five years.


The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, among other agencies, are teaming up on an effort to teach caregivers the signs of developmental delays.


The Education Commission of the States reports that more than half of the states and the District of Columbia now require children to take kindergarten entrance assessments.


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