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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • Stepping stones to success: WHRO educational efforts support success in school, life

    Recent headlines have drawn attention to the significant impact pre-school education has on the future of our children. Early childhood education has proven to be the most critical foundation for future success in school and in life. By providing very...
  • Local legislators applaud grant for East Hartford pre-school funding

    State representatives Jason Rojas (D-9), Henry Genga (D-10) and Jeff Currey (D-11) recently applauded the governor's announcement of a $300,000 state grant proposal for East Hartford that will help expand the availability of high-quality preschool for...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Reduce, revamp VPK testing to better fit pre-kindergarten

    Reduce, revamp VPK testing to better fit pre-kindergarten
    The State Board of Education, the governor and the Legislature have an opportunity to right a wrong with Florida's Voluntary Pre-kindergarten program. This program provides all 4-year-olds with 540 hours of pre-school before kindergarten for the school-...
  • It's in York's budget: $115,662 for an Early Head Start program

    York County budgeted to spend $115,662 this year on an Early Head Start program run by nonprofit Child Development Resources. Early Head Start and Head Start are federal grant programs that promote school readiness for young children from low-income...
  • Fourteen Towns, Cities To Add Pre-school Slots As Part Of Smart Start

    Fourteen Towns, Cities To Add Pre-school Slots As Part Of Smart Start
    More than $3.5 million in state funding will be awarded to fourteen towns and cities across the state to expand the availability of high-quality preschool to 416 additional children.  The money will come from the Smart Start initiative, the first year...
  • Art of instruction: New classroom tools help teachers improve

    SEATTLE After playing outside on a blustery December morning, the toddlers at Happy Tots Childcare in sourtheast suburban Renton plopped down for circle time. What had they noticed in the yard, their teacher, Benaz Amin, asked. "Wind?" she prompted....
  • Early education is a game changer

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has made some promising remarks about early-childhood education. He pledged to increase support so that more children from at-risk communities enter kindergarten ready to succeed, an issue important not only to educational success but...
  • LeBron reflects on life, legacy before 11th All-Star game

    LeBron James sat at a small desk inside a preschool classroom in Harlem surrounded by books like "The Little Engine That Could," scribbled crayon artwork on the walls and an alphabet chart. He didn't look the least bit out of place. In fact, the setting...
  • California lawmakers address importance of vaccinations

    At a time when California is gripped in one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, several lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that would ensure more children are protected against measles and other transmittable diseases. California...
  • Other states outpacing Indiana in expansion of preschool funding

    Preschool matters. A National Research Council report says that until a child reaches kindergarten age, his or her learning development "proceeds at a pace exceeding that of any subsequent stage of life." The Perry Preschool Study in Michigan chronicled...