America must focus on the early childhood education workforce
By Linda Smith and Kathlyn McHenry
(Originally published July 11, 2019, by The Hill)
As Congress, states, and communities increasingly invest more in early childhood programs to improve both access and quality f ... View Details ›
When Public School Starts at Age 3
The nation’s capital offers a popular pre-K program that leaves new parents with just three years of child care to cover.
By Conor P. Williams
(Originally published July 9, 2019, by The New York Times)
Free public school sta ... View Details ›
Colorado built a system to measure child care quality. Now, it wants more providers to climb the ratings ladder.
By Ann Schimke
(Originally published July 3, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)
Four years ago, every licensed preschool and child care provider in Colorado received a rating, for the first time in the state’s history.
The vast m ... View Details ›
America’s child care crisis is an economic crisis
Opinion by Bryce Covert
(Originally published June 26, 2019, by The New York Times)
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and other candidates finally take notice.
Child care is not something nice to have. It is a pre ... View Details ›
Many eligible families don’t use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to change that.
By Ann Schimke
(Originally published June 21, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)
Elsa Holguín considers herself a bridge of sorts — someone who can cross divides and connect communities.
It’s something she’s done since sh ... View Details ›
As limits on preschool expulsions grow, report shows implementation challenges
By Linda Jacobson
(Originally published June 12, 2019, by EducationDive)
Last year, an Illinois law went into effect requiring state-funded and licensed early-childhood education programs to make every effort to ... View Details ›
LAUNCH Together highlights early childhood trauma prevention pilot for rural areas
By Jan Wondra
(Originally published June 17, 2019, by Ark Valley Voice)
A locally-organized event brought cutting edge research and proven childhood intervention programs to rural Colorado last month, paving the way for a ne ... View Details ›
Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?
By Emma Kate Fittes
(Originally published June 20, 2019, by Chalkbeat)
When Allison Kempers calls out that it’s time to clean up, each 4-year-old in her Wayne Township Preschool classroom hops into action.
They return blo ... View Details ›
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 ... View Details ›
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 ... View Details ›