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November 12, 2014

Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.

November 11, 2014

Study: Unionizing Child-Care Providers Could Lead to Higher-Quality Care

Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.

November 10, 2014

Political Strategists Urge Lawmakers to 'Seize Opportunity' on Early Education

Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.

November 10, 2014

Study: Signs of Future Math Difficulties Can be Spotted in Toddlers

Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.

November 07, 2014

Study: Home Visiting, Full-Day Services Improve Head Start Outcomes

Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.

November 05, 2014

Seattle Voters Approve City-Backed Preschool Pilot; Hawaii Initiative Falls

Voters in Denver also voted to extend a program helps families pay preschool tuition for their 4-year-olds.

October 31, 2014

Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.

October 30, 2014

For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.

October 28, 2014

Bill Clinton Chooses Early Education as Topic of $1 Million Hult Prize

Bill Clinton added some heft to the push for early-childhood education last month when he chose it as the topic of the annual Hult Prize for young social entrepreneurs.

October 28, 2014

Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.

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