Tag: Infant

  It is a busy time in the world of early education, with good news for home visiting in Congress, new recommendations for the early learning workforce and success implementing full-day kindergarten in Washington’s Bellingham School District.   Home Visiting Progress   Congress moved closer to renewing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting[…..]

  In Congress, House leaders reached a bipartisan agreement to extend federal funding for a core element of Washington state’s early learning strategy, home visiting, which focuses on the first and most important three years of a child’s development.   The legislation wouldn’t fund only Washington’s work. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting[…..]

  It is federal budget season again, and President Barack Obama is pushing for big investments and changes in early education, proposing healthy increases in spending on home visiting, preschool and Head Start.   In his 212-page vision for federal spending, the president once again proposed his plan to expand and improve preschool. He asked[…..]

  In Congress, legislators unveiled a long-awaited plan today to expand high-quality pre-kindergarten to all low-income families through a new federal-state partnership and make new investments in child care.   The legislation’s focus is on creating new pre-k programs, funding qualified state-run pre-k and improving existing pre-k around the country. Similar bills were introduced in[…..]