Early Childhood newsletter

Without more federal funds, half of all child care centers could close forever – Education Article

A child plays outside at a child care center in Texas. Experts caution an estimated 50 percent of licensed child care centers in the nation are at risk of closing permanently if the federal government does not provide more funding. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report As the days of a national shutdown stretched on, Aliya Johnson-Roberts knew she would have to start cutting employees’ hours and laying off some of her staff. When her child care center in northeast Philadelphia…

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Too few parents talking to kids about race and identity, report finds – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Too few parents and teachers are talking about race, gender and other identity traits with children often enough, which means they are missing out on critical opportunities to teach children to become tolerant of differences from an early age. That’s one of the main findings of a new report by…

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Report identifies what leads to academic success for Head Start grads – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Teachers with bachelor’s degrees. Diversity. Hands-on learning. Bilingual classrooms. These are some of the qualities parents dream about when looking for preschool programs. They’re also a few of the ingredients that can be found in the nation’s best Head Start centers, according to a recently released report. For years, researchers…

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