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Washington offers $4.5M in grants for special needs child care

Child care providers in Washington who serve kids with special needs can get a boost from the state with a new initiative by the Department of Children, Youth and Families. The Child... Read more »

“What do we say?” Texas parents struggle with kids’ questions over Uvalde shooting

Prepared with a smartphone and training in early childhood psychology, Austin mom Michelle Lambreton typically feels prepared for her son Franco’s intense curiosity. But as she dropped the 7-year-old off at first... Read more »

Colorado bill to improve school climate, limit seclusion and restraint advances

Despite strong objections from school districts and charter schools, the House Education Committee put its support behind a wide-ranging bill that limits the use of seclusion and restraint, sets higher standards for... Read more »

This school year never got back to ‘normal.’ These are the lessons educators will carry with them.

Rita Jackson had a big new job this year. The longtime Baltimore elementary school teacher became a “learning loss interventionist,” working with small groups of struggling students every day. She’s spent the... Read more »

Michigan to spend $100 million to open new child care programs, tackle pain points

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to help open or expand 1,000 child care programs by 2024 using $100 million in federal COVID aid. The state plans to invest in child care buildings, educator... Read more »

Struggling with child care in Michigan? Share your story.

Karin Cooney’s child care center is licensed to look after 44 kids from Monday to Friday. But for months, she’s only really been able to care for around 30 — a consequence... Read more »

Lisa Roy named sole finalist to lead Colorado’s new early childhood agency

Lisa Roy, who previously served as executive director for early childhood education in Colorado’s largest school district and has held leadership roles in several philanthropic organizations, is the sole finalist to lead... Read more »

Home-based preschool hits roadblock in Michigan budget talks

Michigan’s free, high-quality preschool program has long operated exclusively in classrooms of 16 students. Now Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to find out if the program would work in smaller, home-based settings, which... Read more »

Without state leadership, Michigan’s patchwork tutoring programs struggle to address learning loss

The lightbulb went on for Cahni James as she sat on a brightly colored rug with a tutor and three other third graders at her school in Ecorse, a city just outside... Read more »

Oklahoma’s preschool program ranks second in national report

Oklahoma ranked 2nd in the nation for its pre-K access for 4-year-olds and met nine of 10 national quality standards presented in a new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).... Read more »