Tag: preschool

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

How a Small Town in a Red State Rallied Around Universal Preschool

October 30, 2023

Via: Ed Surge

After reading a book about the five senses to a semicircle of rapt 4-year-olds, Abi Hawker tells the children in her afternoon preschool class that she has a surprise for them. She drags a small popcorn maker onto the carpet […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Panel: Trauma of preschool suspensions, expulsions is long-lasting

January 10, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

Although removing or excluding children from early learning settings, such as child care programs and preschools, is more common than many people realize, it’s difficult to cite specific data on how often this occurs, said panelist Kate Zinsser, an associate […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Analysis: Pre-K enrollment rose prior to pandemic

November 29, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Spending on preschool programs surpassed $9 billion for the first time in 2019-20 across 44 states that funded preschool and Washington, D.C., according to a separate report by the National Institute for Early Education Research. Leading up to this time […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: State preschool programs at risk of ‘long-term damage’

April 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

States spent $8.7 billion on preschool last school year — a 3.5% increase over the previous year — but publicly funded early-childhood education programs are at risk of experiencing “long-term damage” due to the pandemic’s effect on the economy, according […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Preschool expansion leads to gains for Massachusetts children

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Massachusetts was one of 13 states in 2014 that received funds for expansion through the Preschool Development Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another five received initial development […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment

April 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

For the first time, overall spending on public pre-K programs across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam tops $8 billion, and 16 states increased per-child funding last year. But a sizable number of states — 18 — have […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Research ties pre-K, kindergarten nap time to stronger recall skills

December 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The research mentioned in this article echoes research published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. In that study, one of the same researchers, Rebecca Spencer, worked with colleagues to test the effect of naps on memory in preschoolers […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Indiana weighs virtual preschool program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Research has confirmed that the achievement gap starts as early as kindergarten. Students who don’t have access to formal early childhood programs — typically low-income students — often enter school behind their peers in literacy and math skills and other […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

November 3, 2016

Via: eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years. “The ability […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report Details Pay Gap for Early Education Teachers

June 17, 2016

Via: Education News

The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services has released a report that reveals a considerable gap in pay for early education teachers and the impact that such a pay gap has on schools’ ability to recruit and […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Harvard gets $35 million to study early childhood education

May 19, 2016

Via: Education Week

Harvard University has received a $35 million donation to help study early childhood education. The donation is the largest ever to Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It comes from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation. Harvard says the donation will be […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

A Preschool Program Works to Engage Low-Income Parents Early and Often

March 8, 2016

Via: MindShift

Access to quality preschool has become a hot topic in the US. Research indicates that the early years of a child’s life are critically important for development of language and numeracy skills, but access to high quality preschools is uneven across […]

Preschool and Primary

What Is Lost When Kindergarten Gets More Academic?

January 19, 2016

Via: MindShift

A big new study provides the first national, empirical data to back up the anecdotes. University of Virginia researchers Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham and Anna Rorem analyzed the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which includes a nationally […]