Among the measures taken to deal with the state budget shortfall, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has imposed rules sharply limiting the number of families who qualify for child care subsidies.
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September 01, 2015
August 18, 2015
Were the current Republican budget proposals to become law, current Preschool Development Grants could end up being zeroed out.
July 13, 2015
Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.
April 15, 2015
Approval of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act by the U.S. Senate comes as advocates are focusing on early education as a bipartisan issue.
March 20, 2015
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.
March 05, 2015
Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.
February 19, 2015
State funding for preschool has increased by 12 percent, or $672 million, since the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.
February 11, 2015
Following on the heels of the federal Promise Neighborhood program, Vermont will be launching its own initiative to help communities support citizens from birth onward.
February 02, 2015
Discrepancies between the amounts budgeted for early education and the funds that are actually available mean Illinois and Missouri are both working with less funding in 2015 then they had planned on.
January 14, 2015
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.