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Bright Horizons Plans to Pay for Teachers to Get Degrees: Questions, Concerns, and Thoughts

14 September 2018, 4:14 pm

This blog was first published by New America. Since Bright Horizons Family Solutions  announced  a new initiative this summer to pay for its teachers to obtain an AA or BA degree, about 200 employees...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Pledge $2 Billion for Homeless and Preschoolers

13 September 2018, 4:12 pm

The money, put into a project he called the Day 1 Fund, is by far the largest donation by Mr. Bezos, the world’s richest person.

ECD Implementation Insights: Why Reporting on Implementation Matters

6 September 2018, 2:07 pm

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) is proud to partner with the Early Childhood Development Action Network ( ECDAN ) on this blog series exploring issues highlighted in the re...

Lesssons Learned

26 July 2018, 4:57 pm

The annual  CEELO/NAESC-SDE Roundtable  brings together state early education specialists, national experts and advocates to share ideas, generate new ones, and reboot our collective enthusiasm for th...

Finding Hidden Data Treasure

20 July 2018, 3:02 pm

The State of Preschool 2017 report makes it easy to figure out how many children in your state attend public pre-K. Or whether your state, or others, permits bilingual instruction in pre-K classrooms....

Could Trump Refuse a Subpoena?

4 June 2018, 12:31 pm

Also: Some good news, seriously.

Some Good News — Seriously — About Politics

3 June 2018, 11:52 pm

Even in the age of Trump, the United States is making progress toward universal health insurance and universal pre-K.

Cities Emerge as Preschool Champions

22 May 2018, 8:39 pm

Support for public funding of high-quality preschool is near universal; elected officials from both parties at all levels of government, business people, law enforcement professionals, military leader...

Extracting Success in Pre-K Teaching

30 April 2018, 4:40 pm

This post re-published with permission from New America. High-quality teachers are an essential component of an effective pre-K program. After all, young children’s learning depends on the quality of...

Three Things to Know from ‘The State of Preschool 2017’

19 April 2018, 8:51 pm

This week NIEER released its 15th State of Preschool report, providing information on enrollment, spending, and policies related to quality during the 2016-2017 school year for 61 state-funded prescho...

Will “Power to the Profession” Put Women and Children Last?

6 April 2018, 1:37 pm

“Due, perhaps, to the many points of view of those cooperating in the work, the committee has found it a difficult task to outline the minimal essentials for nursery schools without apparently determi...

How States Can Develop Their Early Education Workforce

2 April 2018, 2:33 pm

This guest post from New America and the Education Commission of the States underscores the key role states play on early education policy. Get detailed information about state-funded pre-K programs i...

New Research on Pre-K: Surprising Findings

29 March 2018, 7:22 pm

A variety of state-funded pre-K programs generally produce broad gains in participating children’s learning, as measured at kindergarten entry, according to NIEER’s study published this week in AERA O...

The 1.14.18 Issue

26 January 2018, 10:00 am

Readers respond.

Behind the Cover: 1.14.18

12 January 2018, 10:00 am

In this issue, the disparity between the importance of preschool educators and what they are paid.

MacArthur Grant Will Create ‘Sesame Street’ for Syrian Refugees

21 December 2017, 9:41 pm

A $100 million grant will pay for a localized version of the early childhood development program for refugees in the Middle East.

What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager

14 December 2017, 10:45 am

A new study shows that quality preschool improves math scores and college readiness.

Boy, 3, Allergic to Dairy, Dies After Eating Grilled Cheese at Pre-K

9 November 2017, 6:16 pm

The family of Elijah Silvera says his Harlem preschool knew that he had a deadly allergy to milk products and yet an adult gave him a sandwich.

De Blasio Finds Biggest Win in Pre-K, but Also Lasting Consequences

31 October 2017, 11:00 am

A push to expand prekindergarten was a big success for Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it was a mad dash to get, including a feud with the governor and other challenges.

How Not to Raise a Ray of Sunshine

7 September 2017, 7:04 pm

The preschool assigned children the job of Class Sunshine, but I wanted my daughter to feel free to be Class Dark Cloud if she wanted.