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Kindergarten has become a critical year of learning, but Indiana still doesn’t require it
For all of its importance, kindergarten is still not required in Indiana.
expanding early childhood
August 15, 2019
Porter-Leath announces partnership with University of Memphis as part of major early childhood expansion
A Memphis pre-K giant plans to build three new childcare academies over the next three years. One of them will be in partnership with the University of Memphis.
August 8, 2019
A new study questions whether Head Start still produces long-run gains seen in past research
“We’re using methods that have been accepted for a long time ... and now we’ve got a bunch of negative results,” said Dylan Lukes, a Harvard graduate student.
August 5, 2019
Educators trusted with babies and toddlers don’t make a living wage — Illinois wants to change this
Across Illinois, early childhood educators are paid far less than their counterparts in K-12 schools. Under the proposal, teacher pay would start at about $40,000 a year.
August 5, 2019
Inside 45 minutes of Detroit fun: How artists are helping toddlers dance from home care into kindergarten
The Living Arts Detroit Wolf Trap program is now bringing professional artists into in-home child care programs in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood.
Get the lead out
July 31, 2019
Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show
More than 900elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint
July 9, 2019
How to get more English learners prepared to enter kindergarten? Illinois wrestles with answer.
The state found that only 26% of kindergarteners statewide met requirements to be considered “on track.” For English learners, that proportion dropped to 17%.
lever for change
July 3, 2019
Colorado built a system to measure child care quality. Now, it wants more providers to climb the ratings ladder.
Four years after Colorado launched a rating system for child care and preschool programs, a quarter of providers are considered high-quality.
June 25, 2019
In the second year of statewide assessment, three out of four Illinois children still aren’t kindergarten ready
In 2017, Illinois spent an average of $15,337 per student in K-12 but only $3,306 for a child under age 6.
June 18, 2019
lllinois weighs how to rebuild child care program that saw exodus of children, caregivers
Illinois plans to embark on a marketing campaign to woo more families into its child care assistance program — and, in some cases, lure back providers who dropped out.
June 11, 2019
As battle for higher pre-K wages continues, NYC pushes back deadline for contracts
Organizations that want to bid on New York City contracts to provide pre-K services now have until next month to submit their proposals.
May 31, 2019
You don’t have to go to kindergarten in Indiana. But educators say it ‘levels the playing field’
Children in Indiana don't have to go to kindergarten, and it’s only been in recent years that the state has placed more value on this early childhood experience.
Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
April 25, 2019
Looking to reach children statewide, Indiana expands its pre-K voucher program
It's a key expansion of what had been a limited pilot program only available in 20 counties -- but lawmakers aren't increasing funding for pre-K.
April 17, 2019
Illinois is doing better by its youngest learners — but it’s reaching too few of them
After losing ground for many years in early education compared with other states, Illinois has started to play catch-up by boosting funding for…
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