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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.
April 22, 2019
Longtime providers who lost Tennessee grants for infant and toddler services get sympathetic ear in legislature
Tennessee lawmakers have requested that the Department of Education halt awarding a contract to an Indiana company for early intervention services after half of the state's local providers lost their contracts.
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