Latest Early childhood education News

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Want your vote to count? Grab some popcorn and keep an eye on SC legislature Redistricting and gerrymandering aren’t sexy. No summer blockbusters or viral videos will highlight the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Be all-in on early childhood education The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us of one vital lesson that might seem obvious and mundane on its face, but must not be taken for granted: “All of...

West Virginia early childhood programs to get $16.6M

Jul. 01, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several early childhood education programs in West Virginia will get $16.6 million in federal funding. The state's U.S. senators announced the new funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs on Wednesday. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 30, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. June 24, 2021. Editorial: Harrisburg Republicans keep finding new ways to harm Pennsylvanians In the latest attack on Pennsylvanians, the Republican-led state legislature came for our cocktails. Last week, the Pennsylvania...

Democrat Aaron Lieberman announces run for Arizona governor

Jun. 29, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Aaron Lieberman announced Tuesday he's running for Arizona governor, becoming the third major Democrat to seek the state's highest office. The Paradise Valley lawmaker founded two organizations focused on early childhood education before being...

Parents seeking child care struggle with access, costs

Jun. 26, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As Megan Garman’s due date approached, she began making calls to several child care centers in the Johnstown area to get her daughter enrolled, but found herself signing up for waiting list after waiting list. “It’s...

New Tennessee school to offer outdoor learning programs

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Situated against the Prentice Cooper State Forest and surrounded by 26,000 acres of semi-protected land, the setting of River Gorge Forest School spans a lot further than typical school campuses. The school, opening this fall, offers preschool...

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Jun. 13, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out...

The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

Jun. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them...

New Mexico congresswoman joins Biden's pre-K investment push

Jun. 11, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández told a crowd of educators and parents on Friday that she wants federal help to cap child care costs and raise pay for child care workers. The Democrat toured a pre-K Santa Fe school in her home...