Inside America’s Child Care Crisis

Even after a 'historic' federal investment, today's system only serves 1 in 6 eligible kids. Could more funding now be on the way? By Carolyn Phenicie (Originally published June 11, 2019, by The 74 Million)  U.S. child care is ...
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There’s an app for that

How two rural counties reached more kids with developmental delays By Ann Schimke (Originally published June 14, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  A decade ago young children who missed key developmental milestones — like walkin ...
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Colorado is creating a network of doctors to diagnose child abuse and keep kids from slipping through the safety net

The state has just six doctors board certified in child abuse pediatrics, and they're all on the Front Range. By Jennifer Brown (Originally published June 10, 2019, by The Colorado Sun)  A bruise on a baby who hasn’t yet learn ...
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Babies learn when in sync with their mothers

New research shows that interpersonal connection boosts social learning. By Lydia Denworth (Originally published April 25, 2019, by Psychology Today)  Ever tried to convince a baby to try a new food like broccoli? You probably a ...
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This playful pre-K is no longer sole purview of the elite

Expanding access to Reggio-inspired schools By Aaron Loewenberg (Originally published June 3, 2019, by The Hechinger Report)  Visitors didn’t trek to this exhibit to view famous works of art or historic artifacts. They were ...
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Connecticut’s approach to early childhood ESSA supports

The state's ESSA plan focuses on strengthening the pre-K to grade 12 continuum to give children a stronger foundation for lifelong success By Andrea Brinnel & Lisa Lamenzo (Originally published June 11, 2019, by New America)  ...
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Kindergarten, reading, mental health: what Colorado lawmakers did for education in 2019

By Erica Meltzer (Originally published May 3, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Colorado lawmakers agreed to pay for full-day kindergarten, put $100 million toward reducing the state’s outstanding obligations to school districts, ...
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Can these companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The median annual salary for a child care worker in 2018 was just $23,240. By Rachel M. Cohen (Originally published May 2, 2019, by The Huffington Post)  SAN FRANCISCO — Meredith Bunyard, 34, always knew she wanted to run her ow ...
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Study finds breaking cycle of poverty could start in preschool classroom

By Rachel Nania (Originally published May 14, 2019, by WTOP-FM)  New research from one of the country’s leading experts in childhood development shows high-quality educational interventions in a child’s first few years of life ...
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Kids In Maryland’s Poorest County Are Among The State’s Most Prepared For Kindergarten. Here’s Why.

By Martin Austermuhle (Originally published May 8, 2019, by WAMU: American University Radio)  Located on the southern end of the peninsula that separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland’s sparsely popula ...
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