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April 17, 2019

Is Online Early-Childhood Education the Next Big Thing?

Waterford UPSTART, an online program that offers literacy and math enrichment lessons aimed at preschoolers, received support from a philanthropy dedicated to funding "bold ideas for social change."

May 11, 2018

Mapping Tool Created to Find Child-Care Gaps Expands Beyond Philadelphia

The creators of a mapping program developed to find where child care was needed most in Philadelphia are bringing the tool to other areas in that region and beyond.

September 08, 2017

Oakland Schools Receive $3 Million Investment to Boost Student Outcomes

Funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is intended to train teachers and help students hit literacy benchmarks at 39 of the city's elementary and charter schools.

May 23, 2017

Head Start Down, Home Visiting Up in White House Budget Proposal

Head Start would see funding at fiscal 2016 levels and home visiting would see continued funding under the budget proposal released Tuesday by the Trump White House.

January 10, 2017

Ed. Dept. Awards $3 Million for 'Pay For Success' Early Learning Feasibility Pilots

Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.

December 07, 2016

'Pay for Success' Funding Model Focus of Policy Toolkit

The Urban Institute released a toolkit aimed at policymakers and investors interested in using private dollars to pay for public programs, such as prekindergarten.

June 06, 2016

Indiana Governor Reverses Course on Seeking Federal Money for Preschool

Mike Pence, a Republican, wrote a letter to the Office of Health And Human Services saying that the state would be interested in applying for preschool development grant money.

January 29, 2016

Spending on State Preschool Programs Rises Again in 2015-16

For the fourth-straight year, state spending on publicly funded preschool has increased, according to the latest report by the Education Commission of the States.

November 11, 2015

Governors Push to Retain Preschool Development Grant Funding

The federal budget bills currently under consideration would cut funding to the grant program, which is meant to help states start or expand prekindergarten.

September 04, 2015

Child Care Increasingly Expensive, Popular, Part of Economy

Nearly half of households with an employed mother and a child under 5 reported using a paid child-care provider, says a report by the Committee for Economic Development.

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