Month: March 2018

Governors Focus on Early Childhood Education in State of the State Addresses -

States across the nation are leading the way to ensure more children—especially those from low-income families—have access to high-quality early learning and care from birth through age five. And this year, Republican and Democratic governors from every corner of the nation have used their annual State of the State addresses to highlight their commitment to early childhood education. In fact, one in three U.S. governors who delivered State of … Read More

New Harvard Study Reveals Lasting Benefits of Quality Early Childhood Education -

A new study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education finds medium- and long-term educational outcomes for children who experience early childhood education (ECE) programs. Researchers from five universities, led by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzed 22 high-quality studies, which were conducted between 1960 and 2016. This meta-analysis found that children who attended high-quality ECE programs were less likely to be placed in special education, … Read More

See Just How Much Congress Increased Funding for Early Childhood Education -

Today, the U.S. Senate passed an omnibus government spending bill, which includes a huge funding increase for some of the nation’s vital early learning and care programs. The bill was then signed into law by the president, officially funding the government through the end of September 2018. Overwhelming bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for early childhood education made greater funding levels possible, and we are grateful to the … Read More

House Omnibus Bill Includes Huge Bipartisan Funding Increases for Early Learning & Care Programs -

Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. House unveiled an omnibus government spending bill, which includes a huge funding increase for some of the nation’s vital early learning and care programs. BIG NEWS: The Omnibus government funding bill just unveiled in the House includes huge funding increases for crucial early learning and care programs! 1/4 — FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) March 22, 2018 Overwhelming bipartisan support on … Read More

Oprah Winfrey’s “Life-Changing” Report on Childhood Trauma -

CBS News: Oprah Winfrey reports on how trauma plays a role in childhood development and what new methods are being used to help kids who have experienced it. Last week on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Oprah Winfrey reported on childhood trauma, and the emotional, developmental, and biological impact it has on a person for the rest of his or her life. “Of all the stories I’ve ever done in my life, and … Read More