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September 10, 2019
In area beset by violence and deportations, Chicago opens a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers
Erickson Institute will open a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers in a Chicago neighborhood beset by violence and deportations.
Asked and answered
September 6, 2019
7 questions for the Chicago commissioner in charge of a game-changing early learning expansion
"It’s not an us-versus-CPS thing. We are really partnering with them closely."
August 27, 2019
Chicago promised her a new preschool building — then cut funding for the children
At least 30 early learning centers that serve more than 1,000 children across Chicago face deep cuts, according to a survey.
August 5, 2019
Inside 45 minutes of Detroit fun: How artists are helping toddlers dance from home care into kindergarten
The Living Arts Detroit Wolf Trap program is now bringing professional artists into in-home child care programs in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood.
July 15, 2019
Study: For toddlers, video-chatting can’t replace in-person, supportive learning
“At the age of two, they need adults — not just screens — to help them understand how screens work,” the lead author of the study said.
Paying for pre-K
July 9, 2019
NYC and union officials hail move toward pay parity for pre-K teachers but some worry over educators left out of deal
Hundreds of New York City pre-K teachers could see their pay increased by as much as $20,000 under a deal announced Tuesday by city officials and labor leaders.
June 25, 2019
In the second year of statewide assessment, three out of four Illinois children still aren’t kindergarten ready
In 2017, Illinois spent an average of $15,337 per student in K-12 but only $3,306 for a child under age 6.
June 20, 2019
Greg Jacobs made a film about early learning. He met exhausted parents and underpaid providers.
A new documentary from Chicago filmmaker Greg Jacobs takes a close look at early childhood education — highlighting the struggles of exhausted parents and providers.
Undercounting the youngest
June 18, 2019
As citizenship question swirls, Illinois early childhood advocates gear up for another census challenge
In Illinois, early childhood advocates are also fretting over a group that has long been undercounted: babies and toddlers.
June 14, 2019
There’s an app for that: How two rural counties reached more kids with developmental delays
Two rural counties in northern Colorado came up with a software app to reach more young children with developmental delays.
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
raising the alarm
May 22, 2019
New York City borough presidents echo demands for a do-over of pre-K, early childhood plans
The growing alarm clashes head-on with de Blasio’s praise of the city’s early childhood efforts on the campaign trail as he makes a long-shot bid for the presidency.
(Very) early education
May 17, 2019
New proposal would extend early childcare pipeline from birth to preschool for some NYC children
The New York City comptroller, with support from some state legislators, is pushing for a new payroll tax to expand affordable care for children from birth to age 3.
May 16, 2019
‘Clean up your mess’: Some NYC pre-K providers have tough message for de Blasio ahead of White House bid
Independent preschool operators the city has relied on to make Pre-K for All a reality say the mayor’s ambitious early childhood plans have pushed them to the brink.
May 14, 2019
‘Get this right’: Comptroller Stringer adds to calls for major changes to New York City’s pre-K contracts
Pre-K and childcare providers in New York City say that changes to how they're funded could spell financial disaster.
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