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Thoughtful Parenting: Preschool for all Routt County kids 29.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County United Way envisions a community in which our children and adults succeed through education, income stability and healthy lives. Why is Routt County United Way so passionate about preschool?  Because early childhood education has a better return on investment than the stock market. The estimated return on investment for high-quality early childhood education is 10 percent. In comparison, the average return on investment in the stock market is 7.2 percent, as quoted by Katie Hamm, director of Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Routt County United Way’s early childhood education goal is that every 3- and 4-year-old in Routt County has access to quality preschool education.  The supporting facts are telling: Preschool can help combat crime, teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates. When children have the benefit of a high-quality early childhood education, they make cognitive and social gains that prepare them to start school. According to research at ...
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Surprise! Amid Rising Inequality, One School Gap Is Narrowing 28.8.2016 NPR News
A new study shows that economic and racial school readiness gaps have narrowed significantly over a 12-year period. Score one for parental engagement and quality pre-K. But huge gaps remain.
Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy 26.8.2016 TechCrunch
 Sequoia-backed kids educational startup Duck Duck Moose is heading to Khan Academy, to add preschool learning to the non-profit’s digital education offerings. The startup’s 21 mobile apps aimed at children ages two and up are now available for free as a part of the move, which is not technically being considered an “acquisition,” due to the way the deal was… Read ...
Back to the ballot: Englewood Schools seeks $97.5M to replace elementary, preschool buildings 26.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Englewood Schools will be back on the ballot this fall seeking nearly $100 million in bonds to replace its 6-decades old elementary and preschool buildings.
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Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The 'play' gap 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The 'play' gap
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How one Utah kitchen is getting school kids to eat -- and like -- lima beans and other healthy foods 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hayden Seeley gets annoyed when politicians, cafeteria workers and even parents insist that school children will throw away any food that’s not pizza, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Seeley, the nutrition program manager for Utah Community Action Program (CAP), which operates the federally funded Head Start program, has a different theory about childhood eating habits: “Kids only throw away food when it tastes bad.” Which is why Seeley and his kitchen crew at the CAP Central Kitchen, 2825 S. 200 ...
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Research On Tulsa's Head Start Program Finds Lasting Gains 22.8.2016 NPR News
Deborah Phillips at Georgetown University has spent more than a decade studying preschool programs in Oklahoma. Her latest research found strong gains in some areas, but slow progress in others.
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Good grasp of native language may improve English skills 18.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 18 : Pre-schoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of their mother-tongue or native language, according to a new study.
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Hayden offering free, all-day kindergarten 17.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Hayden School District is proudly enrolling boys and girls in free, all-day kindergarten. The school year kicks off Aug. 25 with the school district offering the no-cost kindergarten for the first time. “We haven’t found a way to pay for preschool services, but this is a big step in the right direction,” Superintendent Phil Kasper said. “We think it’s a big step forward. It’s a great investment.” Kasper touted the importance of early childhood education. “Doing full-day kindergarten makes a big difference,” school district board member Tammie Delaney said. “I think that’s a wise priority to make.” Funding kindergarten is a challenge that many districts face, and it is an issue the Steamboat Springs School District is grappling with. “It’s always been a funding issue with us,” Kasper said. In the past, Hayden’s federal tax dollars were managed by the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES. This year, Hayden decided to administer those tax dollars themselves, which meant ...
Trump’s Baby Step on Child Care 10.8.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for photographs with a pair of babies during a campaign rally, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The 2016 presidential election has been full of surprises, and this week has been no exception. In an attempt to restart his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unveiled a series of economic proposals that address, among other concerns, child care. Citing the influence of his daughter Ivanka, Trump on Monday proposed a tax deduction that would allow families to subtract child-care expenses from their taxable income. After telling a mother with a crying baby at a campaign rally last week to “get the baby out of here,” the Republican candidate may have needed to make a more friendly gesture to parents. At first glance, the candidate who once dismissed child care as an issue that employers could easily address with blocks and swings may seem to have experienced a change of heart. After all, the ...
3,300 Minnesota preschoolers in line for new state program 8.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state passed a scaled-back preschool program this year that targets impoverished school districts lacking early education options; 74 school districts and charter schools received funding.
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Listo Para Kínder program prepares ELL students for kindergarten 7.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A new kindergarten readiness program, Listo Para Kínder, is helping young English language learners prepare for their first day of elementary school. The two-week program kicked off Aug. 1 and, specifically, is targeting ELL students, many of whom haven’t attended a preschool program before, according to Sheila Henderson, executive director of Integrated Community. Integrated Community is running the program in partnership with the Steamboat Springs School District and Routt County United Way’s Women United, with funding from the Yampa Valley Electric Association and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation. Henderson said the program helps prepare students who aren’t familiar with the classroom setting and offers a calm introduction to the local schools for the families of those students. “We’ve known for a while that a lot of ELL kiddos entering kindergarten haven’t had any type of preschool,” Henderson said. The Steamboat Springs School District donated the use of a kindergarten classroom at Soda Creek ...
Preschool skills may predict kindergarten math success 5.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 5 : Preschoolers who are more successful in understanding words associated with numbers, such as 'three' or 'four', are more likely to have success with math when they enter kindergarten.
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My 4-year-old son’s best friend is moving. How do we break it to him? 3.8.2016 Washington Post
My 4-year-old son’s best friend is moving. How do we break it to him?
School board weighs pros, cons of kindergarten mill levy 2.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs Board of Education continues to weigh the pros and cons of asking voters in November to fund full-day kindergarten. The board held a workshop Monday to gather feedback from stakeholders, including social services and nonprofit leaders, members of the Community Committee for Education, or CC4E, and other early childhood education advocates. While all attendees agreed about the benefits of full-day kindergarten, two members of CC4E had concerns about how asking voters to fund a mill levy override this year might impact their group’s chances of gathering community support for a future bond or mill levy override. “This has the potential to completely derail everything we’re doing,” said Collin Kelley, a CC4E member. Kelley said that, if a mill levy to fund full-day kindergarten were to fail a year after referendums 3A and 3B failed, it would be difficult to gather voter support for the school district in 2017. “If it fails, it has serious implications,” Kelley said. Despite his ...
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U.S. Secretary of Education praises Colorado for improvements in early education learning 2.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The discussion with Sect. John B. King centered on the successes of Colorado Shines, the state's quality rating and improvement system for licensed early-care and learning programs.
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Newlyweds, a preschool teacher, a young mother among the 16 dead in fiery hot air balloon crash 1.8.2016 Washington Post
Newlyweds, a preschool teacher, a young mother among the 16 dead in fiery hot air balloon crash
Early childhood education gets push from $1 billion federal investment 1.8.2016 Washington Post
Early childhood education gets push from $1 billion federal investment
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Clinton’s Proposals Would Boost The Economy While Trump’s Would Cause Recession, Analysts Say 29.7.2016 Think Progres

The economy would benefit in particular from some unique policy platforms Clinton has proposed.

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A Program For Preschoolers Gets A Convention Bounce 29.7.2016 NPR News
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth, or HIPPY, is a program backed by by 20 years of research. Bill Clinton gave it some love at his speech in Philadelphia. We take a closer look.
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