| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:22 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Children's advocates in Florida are hoping that momentum for investment in early education at the national level will spark interest in changes to preschool funding and policy in the state as well.
The week after Republicans swept...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County received a $1.6 million federal grant on Wednesday for a new child care program at some of the county's neediest neighborhoods.
The grant was announced at the White House Summit on Early Education, a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:56 PM
More young children in Palm Beach County's neediest neighborhoods are expected to get an educational 'head start' thanks to a White House grant.
On Wednesday, the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County was awarded $1.6 million to provide...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Little Lighthouse Preschool in Costa Mesa raised $6,000 last weekend through its annual holiday boutique to help update its playground equipment and fund its scholarship program for needy families.
The school said about 400 people attended and more than...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Advocates for early childhood education had long taken a "more is better approach."
But on Tuesday, several of those advocates said the focus needs to shift from more slots to higher-quality care. And one of the best indicator of quality, they say, is...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool.
“We took time driving around the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter ( http://www.ourchildishways.com ), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool parent conference to learn from her teacher that she is having difficulty with...
| Nov 27, 2014
ProJeCt gets funding for early childhood education
ProJeCt CEO Janice Komisor recently announced that Merchant's Bank presented a $1,000 donation to the Early Childhood Education program through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit program....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew.
At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For a guy who hires nuclear engineers, Mike Petters is really into preschool.
At a recent speech in Richmond, the president and CEO of shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries called for greater emphasis on preschool education in Virginia and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:49 AM
In political campaigns around the country, at least one proposal enjoys bipartisan support: expanding early childhood education. In gubernatorial races in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia, the Democratic and Republican candidates support...