Although preschool can provide children with a vital foundation for success later in life, only 43 percent of four-year-olds nationwide have access to public preschool. The rate varies widely, with no options available in some rural and low-income areas, sometimes…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
A study suggesting the benefits of pre-K may not be long-lasting has sparked debate in Tennessee, where proposals for state-funded, universal programs are an issue in this year's governor's race. What’s behind the finding, and what are the keys to…
By John Yang
Here’s what parents go through when trying to enroll a child in high-quality, affordable preschool.
By Lillian Mongeau, Ryan Alexander-Tanner, John Osborn D’Agostino, The Hechinger Report
A new preschool financing method sparks optimism and controversy in a Utah school district, the first in the nation to be financed by private investors who make a profit if enough at-risk kids succeed.
By Kyle Spencer, The Hechinger Report
A new report by the National Institute for Early Education Research gives public preschool in the U.S. mixed results with some states doing a lot to improve access and quality and other states doing very little.
By PBS NewsHour
In Boston public schools, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds are getting their first introduction to math. Before they walk through the kindergarten door, the “Building Blocks” curriculum is designed to encourage very young children to think and talk about math concepts…
By PBS NewsHour
Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn…
By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
One city’s attempt to professionalize early education could be a model for the nation. In the last two years, New York City has moved to accommodate all of the city’s public school 4-year-olds in high-quality preschool classrooms.
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