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 ...
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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 ...
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As limits on preschool expulsions grow, report shows implementation challenges

By Linda Jacobson (Originally published June 12, 2019, by EducationDive)  Dive Brief: Last year, an Illinois law went into effect requiring state-funded and licensed early-childhood education programs to make every effort to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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