Union members approve a contract deal that includes massive raises for some pre-K teachers

By Christina Veiga (Originally published August 2, 2019, by Chalkbeat)  Some preschool teachers will see their pay increase by as much as $20,000 after union members voted Thursday night to approve a labor agreement ...
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‘It makes us better teachers because we’re not carrying it inside’: How a Detroit preschool helps teachers cope with the stress of the job

By Erin Einhorn (Originally published June 26, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  It was a Friday morning in early May, just before Mother’s Day, when a group of preschool teachers settled onto oversized pillows and col ...
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Pre-to-3: New center to track state policies on infants and toddlers

By the end of this year, the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at UT-Austin plans to publish a list of policies found to support young children's health and well-being. By Linda Jacobson (Originally published August ...
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Rewiring child welfare in Colorado: getting ahead of the family crisis

By Ned Breslin (Originally published July 30, 2019, by The Chronicle for Social Change)  Open any case history of a child at Tennyson Center for Children and your heart breaks. The depth of trauma each child ha ...
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This Colorado preschool’s new gym could be a model for serving students with special needs

By Kati Weis (Originally published July 30, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  A new gym at Bal Swan Children’s Center preschool in Broomfield will feature lateral climbing walls, colorful tunnels, and interactive LED l ...
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Colorado Springs’ new Children’s Hospital behavioral health unit the ‘envy’ of medical community

By Debbie Kelley (Originally published July 31, 2019, by The Colorado Springs Gazette)  “You’re welcome to try to move the beds — I can’t budge them at all.” Dr. David Listman, medical director for the emerg ...
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The scientific effort to protect babies from trauma before it happens

By Jenny Anderson (Originally published June 22, 2019, by Quartz)  For nearly 30 years, Javier Aceves worked as a pediatrician in Albuquerque, New Mexico, focusing primarily on disadvantaged families. His approach ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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