On February 9, President Trump signed a two-year budget deal, along with a stopgap spending bill to end a brief government shutdown. The bipartisan budget deal increases domestic spending caps and includes critical wins for young children and their families. The deal extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for a total of ten years, […]READ MORE
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The 2017-18 budget signifies a critical step forward for early learning LAUP, a leading early learning organization, addressed the impact of California’s approved fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. In effect July 1, the budget indicates significant progress for early learning, but the organization stresses their work on behalf of local families is far from over. “We […]READ MORE
KPCC, By Priska Neely When federal data in 2014 revealed that thousands of students were being suspended in preschool, officials at Los Angeles Universal Preschool were shocked. In response, they created a program for educators who work with the students at greatest risk for suspension. The first cohort of early childhood educators graduated Friday from […]READ MORE
NIEER’s State Preschool Yearbook finds that FY 2015 was a turning point, representing a recovery from the Great Recession with state pre-K funding, enrollment, and quality standards all improving. Yet, as more states have moved forward to offer high quality pre-K to all, children in other states that continue to do little or nothing are […]READ MORE
NPR CLAUDIO SANCHEZ May 3, 20176:00 AM ET Shannon Wright for NPR Some of the nation’s top researchers who’ve spent their careers studying early childhood education recently got together in Washington with one goal in mind: to cut through the fog of studies and the endless debates over the benefits of preschool. They came away […]READ MORE