As presidential candidates propose investment in child care and paid leave on a national scale, California’s success or failure could act as a bellwether.
Weighing in on expanded access to affordable child care for families with young children
New research draws a direct link between kids’ attentiveness, aggression and friendliness in kindergarten and their adult income
Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades
To smooth transitions from home to pre-K to kindergarten, states must invest in every aspect of early ed
West Virginia educators say working within a high-quality preschool program that emphasizes academic standards, teacher collaboration and family relationships makes it easy to burnish their strong reputation for thoughtfully executed transitions
Female and black students have been locked out of computer science fields, but a program seeks to change that by starting early
Seattle, Cincinnati and San Antonio are just three of a growing number of cities to develop high-quality public preschool programs paid for by new local taxes.
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Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier, better employed and more likely to stay stably married, especially if they were boys born to preschool-educated fathers.
States control who gets federally supported child care assistance and few prioritize parents pursuing education or training
For-profit companies want to fix the country’s child care system by helping low-wage child care workers better run their small businesses