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Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

Toy building blocks aren’t an unusual sight in a preschool classroom. But teachers aren’t typically using them in a physics lesson about force and gravity with their four-year-olds. That’s largely…

PreK-3 movement trying to overhaul early education, but faces obstacles

A mother reads to her son at a community center opened in Carpinteria, CA. A few years ago, preschool teachers in Santa Maria, a low-income, mostly…

Preschool teacher Kayla Pinto works with a 4-year-old student at the Somerville YMCA in Somerville, Massachusetts. Pinto is working toward a bachelor’s degree, with the support of state programs that aim to increase college access for early childhood educators.

To boost preschool quality, Massachusetts invests in college degrees for teachers

State programs help early childhood educators earn bachelor’s degrees

Students build their collaborative skills through regular group work including immersive week-long projects held throughout the school year.

Lessons from a school without walls

An ambitious Danish school, approaching its second decade, offers a unique perspective on ‘personalized learning’

Indiana’s free pre-K: Adored by parents, beset with growing pains

Three years in, why are only 4 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds enrolled in On My Way?

Students engage in creative activities on the playground at a San Antonio public preschool.

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

While Pre-K 4 SA’s parents and alumni sing its praises, critics say the program should have broader focus

Kanetha Brown goes over the days of the week with her charges at her home-based child care program in Wichita, Kan. Brown has training as an educator, but knows of other home-based care options where kids learn little during the day. Most states only require a high school diploma to run a home-based child care facility.

Five things you should know about the people watching your children

Caring for young children in the U.S. continues to be devalued as unskilled ‘women’s work’

Who should pay for preschool for the middle class?

Universal preschool has a significant positive effect on reading scores of children from low-income homes, but programs targeted to poor children do not

Finding a good preschool isn’t easy: Try it.

Here’s what it’s like to be a parent trying to enroll your child in high-quality, affordable preschool

Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

Because preschool programs that include all kids boost low-income 4-year-olds’ reading scores, they could be a better way to spend tax dollars, according to a Dartmouth economist.

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