Early Childhood What the Research Says 6 Challenges for Early Educators as Preschool Growth Halts
School enrollment for the nation’s youngest learners has nosedived—and could cause long-term problems.
Early Childhood As Head Start Quality Push Continues, Advocates Raise Red Flag on Equity
Inadequate federal funding forces Head Start providers to choose between quality and quantity, a new report contends.
Federal Biden Pitches Plan to Expand Universal Pre-K, Free School Meal Programs, Teacher Training
The president's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan faces strong headwinds as Congress considers other costly administration proposals.
Early Childhood Eleven $100,000 Grants Awarded to Help States Support Infants, Toddlers
The Pritzker Children's Initiative is awarding the grants to help states develop plans to provide better services for infants, toddlers, and their families through public and private partnerships.
Early Childhood Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation, Says Philanthropic Network
The Omidyar Network, which has invested nearly $1 billion dollars in multiple areas including education, is drawing attention to early childhood as an area for more public and private investment.
Early Childhood Incoming California Governor to Seek Nearly $2 Billion in Early-Childhood Funding
Democrat Gavin Newsom, who takes office Jan. 7, plans to expand full-day kindergarten and child-care offerings in the state, according to media reports.
Early Childhood Infants, Toddlers Focus of New Investment from Pritzker Children's Initiative
The work will support communities as they create robust child-care systems for chidren from birth to 3 years old.
Early Childhood Preschool Teachers' Wish Lists Fulfilled Through Foundation Donation
The PNC Foundation used the online charity Donors Choose to fulfill requests in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Donors Choose is also opening its platform to Head Start teachers.
Early Childhood Opinion Why Is Mulvaney Opposed to Feeding Poor Kids at School?
Mick Mulvaney, the reverse Robin Hood, thinks after school programs that provide food to kids are a waste of money and an insult to hard working Americans. What world does he live in?
Early Childhood Opinion The Tyranny of (School) Choice
School choice is all the rage in education right now, but, to me, the only choice we need to make is this one: we need to commit to public education for everybody, not just for those lucky enough to win an enrollment lottery or lucky enough to have parents who live in the right zip code.
Early Childhood Study: Measuring Quality a Challenge in Early-Childhood Rating Systems
A look at seven states in the Midwest shows how they have created rating systems for their early-childhood programs, and concerns over containing costs.
Early Childhood Opinion A Shortage of Well-Paid Teachers
The teacher shortage alarm has been sounded again. I would argue, though, that we don't just have a shortage of teachers on our hands; we have a shortage of well-paid teachers, and if we took steps to address it we might find the larger issue easier to tackle.