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August 03, 2012

Report Details Drop in Federal Funding for Children

Advocacy group details spending over past five years

August 02, 2012

GA Officials Tout Strong Start for Child Care Ratings System

State forges ahead with "Quality Rated" system that identifies programs that exceed minimum licensing requirements.

July 31, 2012

Why Early Ed. Is Not a Marquee Issue in 2012 Campaign

Early education policymakers, advocates, and researchers call for a higher profile for the need for more quality early childhood programs, especially as a linchpin for a stronger American economy.

July 24, 2012

American Indian Preschoolers Focus of Parent Outreach Effort

Parent educators make bi-weekly home visits to help families understand and support the healthy physical and intellectual development of young children.

July 05, 2012

Washington State Offers Rating System for Child-Care Providers

Program provides free resources for improvement to providers and early education programs

June 01, 2012

Experts Call for More Uniform Standards for Early Childhood

A new report from the Center for American Progress urges the federal government to do more to improve the quality of publicly-funded early childhood programs.

April 19, 2012

Competition for Head Start Grants Begins Now

Regulations created last fall require Head Start providers that fall short of federal quality standards to compete with other potential providers for funding, instead of being guaranteed a share of $7.6 billion in Head Start grants. Automatic renewal had been the norm since the program was created in 1964.

April 09, 2012

New $133 Million Available for Race to Top Early Learning Grants

The five states that just narrowly missed winning a slice of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge will get a chance to compete for $133 million in new money, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

March 26, 2012

Early Ed. to Get Another Crack at Race to the Top Money

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the new state grants for early childhood during a congressional hearing last week.

February 22, 2012

New Head Start Rules Creating Uncertainties for Providers

More than 130 agencies must gear up to compete to continue receiving all or part of their grant money later this year.

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