Tag: High-quality child care

  One of the most interesting education projects in the nation is in Seattle’s backyard, and The Road Map Project’s latest report presents a stark picture of the need for high-quality child care and preschool among the region’s struggling families.   In South King County, only about a quarter of low-income children are enrolled in[…..]

  It’s been two years since President Barack Obama proposed his sweeping early education plan and it remains stuck in the congressional swamp, nowhere near his desk.   Instead, states and cities continue to lead the way on early learning reforms. New York City, for example, has launched an ambitious universal preschool program, and Seattle[…..]

  Policymakers are building early education systems around the country, and one of their main goals is to create high-quality child care and preschool systems.   But, what exactly is high-quality early preschool? This week, a story on National Public Radio explores this question.   As important as preschool is, defining high quality in child[…..]

  Washington has been building a connected early education system for years, and if its still-emerging approach is going to close the achievement gap it should do more than increase quality, it should create high-quality child care and preschool.   This was one of the messages a team from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[…..]