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March 13, 2014

Community Groups May be Beneficiaries of Preschool Development Grants

A U.S. Department of Education official said that distributing money through states to community groups is one idea for the $250 million preschool development grants approved by Congress earlier this year.

February 23, 2014

Early Childhood a Bipartisan Topic at Governors' Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.

December 11, 2013

Budget Deal Would Eliminate New Head Start Cuts, But No Added Spending Likely

The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.

October 18, 2013

Sixteen States and D.C. to Compete For Early Learning Challenge Funds

The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.

October 01, 2013

Shutdown Could Affect Up to 19,000 Head Start Children

Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.

June 25, 2013

Senate Budget Leader To Introduce Early Childhood Bill

Sen. Patty Murray, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said early childhood programs are a non-partisan issue.

May 23, 2013

Ed. Dept. Launches Competition for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.

May 06, 2013

Obama Talks Preschool During Costa Rica Trip

President Barack Obama took the opportunity during a forum with business leaders in Costa Rica to reiterate his views of early education as a wise investment.

April 10, 2013

President's Budget Proposal Touches All Facets of Early Learning

President Barack Obama's fiscal 2014 budget proposal includes programs for infants and young children.

April 10, 2013

Federal Support Could Close 'Preschool Access Gap,' Center Says

States have taken the lead in creating preschool programs, but they don't have enough money to enroll all children, according to the Center for American Progress.

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