Latest Early childhood education News

Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college

Sep. 27, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, they’re promising historic investments across the arc of an education — from early childhood to college and beyond — in what advocates describe as the most comprehensive package of...

Lawmaker seeks permanent funding for full-day kindergarten

Sep. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted this year to pump considerably more state money into full-day kindergarten, but the extra spending was limited to just one school year. Now a Republican legislator wants to turn that one-time support into a permanent commitment. ...

Emhoff touts Biden's infrastructure plan in preschool visit

Sep. 20, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the spouse of Vice President Kamala Harris, visited a Massachusetts preschool on Monday to promote the Biden administration's plan to invest billions of dollars in early childhood education and ease financial pressures on working parents. ...

Murphy promises expansion to universal pre-K in New Jersey

Sep. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will institute universal pre-kindergarten across the state for all 3- and 4-year-olds, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, has increased state funding for pre-K since he took office...

New Mexico offers pay bump to prekindergarten teachers

Sep. 10, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials responsible for early childhood education in New Mexico say that prekindergarten teachers deserve the same salaries as teachers of older students, and they’re willing to pay for it. Preschool teachers not licensed for special...

New state division focuses on supporting early childhood

Aug. 05, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Human Services has launched a new division that focuses on early childhood. The Early Childhood Division will align programs and resources dealing with early childhood experience and child care, officials said. ...

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...