Month: September 2014

Early Childhood Education Picks Up Speed on the Campaign Trail -

If you’ve been following the news from the states as campaign season kicks into high gear, maybe you’ve noticed a new trend. Early education is a hot issue for candidates from both parties. Ideas for expanding opportunities for early learning are showing up in ads, in debates and campaign stops all across the country. In Arkansas, candidates for governor Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross both tout plans … Read More

Wall Street Journal Features Home Visiting Programs as Tool for Boosting Literacy -

In case you missed it, over the weekend the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the Parent-Child Home Program, which was recently awarded a $175,000 grant from New York City to expand home visiting programs for 2 and 3-year olds living in poverty and their families. The story examines the positive impact home visiting programs like the Parent-Child Home Program have on literacy for at-risk children … Read More

New York City’s Preschool Rollout: If they can make it there, we can make it everywhere. -

Yesterday’s New York Times editorial appropriately highlighted an important milestone that will be reached this Thursday: More than 50,000 4 year olds will start voluntary, full-day preschool in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio certainly did it his way by making preschool a signature issue in his campaign for mayor, bringing together the best and brightest early learning advocates in New York, focusing on universal access to quality programs, … Read More