Tag: Presidential election

Early learning is playing on the national stage this week, with a new and dramatic proposal to change Head Start, and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsing universal preschool. Under the new plan from the Office of Head Start, the federal preschool system would move to longer days and a longer year, the Associated Press[…..]

  Washington state made significant progress in building a high-quality early learning system over the past five years. And Republican and Democratic voters overwhelming say they support even more investments, a new poll says.   During the last decade, Washington has invested in a comprehensive early learning strategy, including expanding access to preschool. The percentage of children[…..]

  Washington state has created a high-quality preschool system, but the system trails many other states in access to its classrooms, a new report released today shows.   The annual State Preschool Yearbook gives Washington’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) generally good marks. The program met nine out of the report’s ten quality benchmarks,[…..]

  Banks know how to invest money, and when one of the nation’s biggest talks about the importance of investing in early education, it is worth listening.   This month, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s philanthropic arm laid out a compelling case for high-quality early learning, one defined by quality rating systems, smooth transitions from pre-kindergarten[…..]