All articles by Lisa Fine
Poll shows support for high-quality preschool
A vast majority of California registered voters believe attending a high quality preschool is important to a student’s future success in school, according to a Field Poll conducted in partnership with EdSource.
December 2, 2014
Study examines impact of full-day preschool
Kids who attend full-day preschool are more ready for kindergarten and had fewer absences than those in part-day programs, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
November 26, 2014
Debate aims to define universal preschool
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 approves child care grant program
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
National Children's Study put on hold
A ground-breaking national study that would track the health of children from birth to adulthood may not happen after all. It has been put on hold over concerns about its costs and whether the research methods planned are outdated.
November 14, 2014
Seattle voters pass tax hike to fund preschool
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
Parents seeking preschool slots start early
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.
November 4, 2014
States asked to lead on universal preschool
President Obama’s call for universal preschool appears to have stalled in Washington due to political gridlock, but administration officials are hoping that states like California will pick up the slack.