Starpoint Fremont Family Resource Center garners child abuse prevention grant

By Carie Canterbury (Originally published April 30, 2019, by Canon City News)  Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month officially has come and gone for the year, but the concentrated effort to support families and prevent child mal ...
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Innovative partnerships receive funds to stimulate Colorado’s early childhood workforce

  Five organizations selected for 2019 Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants. DENVER, April 23, 2019 – Early Milestones Colorado (Early Milestones) is pleased to announce the five partnerships that have been selected ...
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Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.

By Ann Schimke (Originally published April 18, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Last year’s statewide teacher rallies and this year’s Denver teacher strike shined a bright light on Colorado’s lower-than-average teacher pay. ...
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Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group

Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group By Sandra Fish (Originally published April 15, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  An anti-tax group wants to overturn a law allowing local governments to create ...
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Poverty leaves a mark on our genes

Study's findings challenge understandings of genes as fixed features of our biology By Hilary Hurd Anyaso (Originally published April 5, 2019, by Northwestern Now)  A new Northwestern University study challenges prevailing u ...
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Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs

Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs By Erica Meltzer (Originally published April 7, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Large Colorado school districts that collectively ...
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Full-day kindergarten outcomes for Colorado

Why full-day kindergarten matters Full-day kindergarten (FDK) is beneficial for children, parents, and teachers. Last year, less than half (41.3%) of Colorado children met all kindergarten entry expectations. At later grades, acad ...
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Overhaul of a statewide program that helps students struggling to read at grade level

Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on reading The proposed changes follow reports that the READ Act, which has been around since 2012, has failed to produce significant gai ...
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Improvements in the quality of Head Start

Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains By Jason DeParle on The New York Times (full article text below) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When federal officials inspected this city’s Head Start ...
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New Study Finds Strong School Climate Key to Effective Early Learning

Birth-to-Five: A new study finds that effective instructional leaders who are strategically focused on children’s development and early achievement are the most important element to having a strong early education program. New St ...
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