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January 17, 2013

Second Group of Head Start Grantees Must Recompete For Funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said that 122 programs in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico must show that they are delivering high-quality programs.

November 15, 2012

What's Next for Head Start?

Decisions on which agencies will be awarded grants for Head Start are expected soon while members of Congress question the status of an overdue national evaluation of the program.

October 17, 2012

Parents As Teachers Wins Federal Grant to Improve Early Literacy

Nonprofit plans to provide activities for 2,000 families in select states.

October 09, 2012

'Sesame Street' Creators Want Big Bird Out of Obama Political Ad

The beloved icon of early childhood has been thrust into the middle of the rancorous campaign for president.

October 04, 2012

Would Head Start Be Spared in Romney Pledge to Not Cut Education?

The Republican presidential nominee says he would "not cut" federal education funding, but did not spell out exactly what that would mean.

September 20, 2012

Phase Two of Race to Top Early Learning Challenge Kicks Off

Five states that narrowly missed winning the first time around get a crack at splitting $133 million to improve their early-childhood systems.

September 07, 2012

House Ed. Comm. Chair Demands Details in Head Start Recompetition

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., call on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

August 31, 2012

Report Details Rising Costs of Child Care Across the Nation

Child Care Aware of America calls on Congress to provide more funding and take steps to improve quality of care

August 20, 2012

Head Start 'Recompetition' Moves Into Review Stage

Judges will spend the next several months reviewing applications from county and city agencies, public school systems, and community-based organizations that must compete to continue receiving their federal funding to provide Head Start services.

August 14, 2012

Early Childhood Spending In a Romney/Ryan White House

Advocates say the budget blueprint outlined by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential candidate chosen by Mitt Romney, would devastate long-standing programs such as Head Start and child care subsidies that benefit children.

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