Report details low pay for child care workers in Wisconsin

Low pay and high teacher turnover threatens quality early childhood education, says a new study from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, via The Capital Times: http://bit.ly/2ameSGq

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Mesa tackles lack of early ed programs

Way to go, Mesa, for outlining a plan to bring more early education programs! Via The East Valley Tribune: http://bit.ly/2aq4Pij

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New rating system provides insight into child care and preschool programs

As we advocate for universal early childhood education, we need to ensure its quality, via Ed Source: http://bit.ly/2anHeh1

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Elizabeth Dampier and Larry Vellani: On the road to recovery and innovation in early education

Early childhood education is one of the best ways for politicians to connect with voters — start the conversation today! Via Winston-Salem Journal: http://bit.ly/2aethTY

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The Kids Are Still Not Alright

“To truly make America as competitive as possible and pave the way for a qualified labor force to create and perform in good jobs, major investments in high-quality early childhood education are a necessity on a national scale,” via U.S. News:

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What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing

"On every level — local, state and federal — this country invests little to nothing in the first five years of a child’s life, putting us decades and dollars behind the rest of the developed world." A child’s experiences during the first few...

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Report Argues for 'Big Bet' on Early Childhood Development

A new report from The Bridgespan Group finds that investments in early childhood education can generate significant financial rewards for children and families: http://fw.to/qx64ULR

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State-funded Early Pre-K pilot program expanded

With bipartisan support, New Mexico is expanding its early Pre-K pilot program, an initiative that is expected to more than double the amount of 3-years-olds with access to early Pre-K programs in the state. Keep advocating for early childhood...

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Critical thinking starts at an early age

This article highlights how increasing access to strong early childhood education programs will help encourage more girls to pursue STEM subjects worldwide, a historically male-dominated field. Young girls around the world can benefit greatly...

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