Month: January 2016

New Report Highlights National Trends in State Preschool Funding -

Today the Education Commission of the States released a report that demonstrates broad and genuine support for early childhood education. The report provides a 50 state review of pre-k funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, highlighting an increase in early learning programs for the fourth year in a row. The report also provides several state examples and an overview of the pre-k programs they have in place. Report highlights … Read More

Jeb Bush Prioritizes Strengthening Early Learning in Education Policy Plan -

Earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released his education policy plan, which prioritizes lifelong learning and strengthening early childhood education. Gov. Bush states that it is his “fundamental belief that every student can learn and that parents – not bureaucrats—should make decisions for their child.” “That’s why I believe that there should be a real focus on early childhood education so that everybody has a chance to rise … Read More

Child Care and Development Fund Notice of Proposed Rulemaking -

As we mentioned in our blog last month, 2015 was a momentous year for early childhood education and child care experiences as Congress reauthorized key programs and appropriated $1 billion new dollars to early learning. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), held a webinar which provided an overview of the proposed regulations published by the Office of Child Care and has released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), … Read More

#SOTU 2016: President Obama Highlights Historic Progress, Need for Greater Access to Quality Early Childhood Education -

POTUS: “In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by providing Pre-K for all” WASHINGTON – Tonight in his final State of the Union address, President Obama acknowledged the tremendous progress that has been made advancing early childhood education during his administration, and he called for even greater achievements in the years to come.  This marks the fourth year in a row that early learning was included in … Read More

President Obama’s SOTU Record on ECE -

Tonight President Obama will give his final State of the Union (SOTU) address. And while he is expected to give more of a farewell speech than announce new policies or initiatives, we hope he will point to early childhood education as an issue where he’s been able to lay some groundwork in a bipartisan way that should be built upon during his final year in … Read More