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February 09, 2015

New York City Launches New, Unified Preschool Application Form

As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community schools.

February 04, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Childhood Programs Led to Fewer Special Education Placements

The research studied the effects of Smart Start and More at Four, two programs aimed at improving the child care and preschool options for children who face social or economic challenges.

February 03, 2015

Virtual Preschool Becomes An Option, Experts Hesitate to Endorse

Now an option for parents of young children: a "virtual" preschool with digital learning materials, activity guides, learning analytics, and "homeroom teachers," all accessible online through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

February 02, 2015

White House Budget Proposal Continues Early-Childhood Efforts

The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.

January 29, 2015

Pre-K Movement Heats Up in States With Small State Programs, or None

The past few weeks have seen an uptick in preschool activists making themselves known in some states that have typically had small (or no) state preschool programs.

January 28, 2015

Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Mississippi

If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.

January 23, 2015

Preschool Programs That Treat Trauma Lay Groundwork for School Success

Preschool programs focused on treating children who have suffered from trauma continue to spring up across the country with the aim of preparing the most fragile young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

January 21, 2015

Child Care Garners Attention in State of the Union Address, Again

President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.

January 15, 2015

To Read Or Not To Read? That Is The Kindergarten Question

A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.

January 14, 2015

Report Finds Mixed Results From Early-Ed. Competitive Grants

Early education programs throughout the country have grown thanks to competitive federal grants. As the grants come to a close, a report finds mixed results for winners.

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