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A report on the challenges faced by Philadelphia-area child-care centers outlines issues that are concerns for providers across the country.


An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.


Hawaii is using federal preschool development grant money to pay for the expansion, which will ultimately serve more than 900 students starting in 2015-16.


Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.


A few outdoor preschools in Seattle that meet at public parks are hoping to qualify for subsidies from the city's new preschool program.


A Bezos Family Foundation initiative seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The idea is not a new one, but the approach might be.


The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.


Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.


Children who share, resolve their own problems and show other markers of "social competence" are more likely to have positive life outcomes, according to new research.


A report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says that many states have policies that are standing in the way of charters opening preschools.


Public and privately funded web portals are under development to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.


Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.


Oregon legislators approved a multi-million-dollar early-learning plan on the last day of that state's legislative session on Monday.


After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.


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