Preschool is any program designed to help 3- and 4-year-old children develop social, emotional and academic skills. Research shows that high-quality preschool programs can have a long-lasting positive effect. There’s an ongoing debate about whether large public programs can achieve the quality necessary to have a similar impact.
High-income families are likely to benefit the most through tax deductions.
Too many California preschool students are suspended, says a group of educators and policymakers.
The federal government urges the use of the Every Student Succeeds Act to support early education.
California must change childcare and after-school eligibility rules or face penalties.
The study focused on teachers' reactions and expectations regarding behavior.
Researchers find achievement gap at kindergarten is narrowing
Legislators can't agree on how much the proposed law would cost.
One county's experience is a window into how childcare and preschool centers are rated.
Tips for parents about the state's quality ratings system for childcare centers and preschools
The report finds most states lacking in policies to support higher wages in the early education workforce.
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.
Head Start teachers face a number of obstacles in teaching native languages.
Hillary Clinton's plans would reshape the landscape of early childhood education.
Early education and childcare advocates press their opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.