All posts by Lisa Fine
As public support and awareness of the importance of preschool grows at the federal, state and local level, there is a debate in the early childhood education world over how to achieve "universal preschool" and what form it should take.
November 25, 2014
Congress has finally updated the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, which provides billions in state aid each year to help low-income families afford child care services. The Senate on Monday voted 88-1 to approve the bill, which the House passed in September.
November 17, 2014
Seattle voters have opted to raise their property taxes to pay for a city-subsidized voluntary preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds, joining cities including San Francisco, Denver and New York in expanding preschool opportunities for low-income children.
November 5, 2014
The search for preschools is increasingly competitive as parents feel increased pressure to find “the right” preschool program that will promote future academic success. Gone are the days when preschool was seen as optional, preschool directors say.