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'Intentional' teaching has big impact on preschoolers:


The instructional practices of preschool teachers may have the largest effect on young children's social and academic skills, a new review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood ...


Conference focuses on early education opportunities for Montana children:


More than 100 educators, health care workers, state, and local government representatives and other professionals from around Montana gathered in Helena on Tuesday to talk about how to improve early education ...


10 Characteristics of Preschool-Age Children:


A State and Local Data Tool to Inform Policy and Action Understanding the characteristics of preschool-age children in our states and communities is an important first step for supporting children's ...


New preschool programs launch in Montana, funded by temporary state grant:


Sue Dallapiazza started as Alberton's first-ever preschool teacher with only a few days to buy supplies, set up a room and build a program. "White, blank walls. There was nothing there. We had to go ...


According to the Montana Office of Public Instruction, children who don't attend preschool are 25 percent more likely to drop out of high school.:


Conference emphasizes importance of preschool education in Montana More than 400 education professionals are attending the Montana Preschool Development Grant (MPDG) Summer Institute Conference ...


Inequality Starts Early:


Inequality between children from low-income families and those from high-income families starts early - and creates a daunting achievement gap. "...children's earliest learning experiences ...


Governor Bullock Announces Preschool Opportunities in Communities Across Montana:


Bullock: "More Montana kids will now have even greater opportunities growing up here" After securing the first-ever state investment in publicly funded preschool, Governor Steve Bullock today announced ...


"Better Education Starts With Adults: Our treatment of educators and leaders is key to improving early childhood education.":


Supporting the Adults in Early Education July 26, 2017 by Alyssa Haywoode "How do we go about the task of simultaneously expanding and improving early education - creating more classrooms ...
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Montana in midst of expanding quality preschool :


Working parents of young children pay dearly for child care in Montana. A recent analysis from the Montana Budget and Policy Center pegged the annual average cost of full-time care for a 4-year-old at ...


Now Available: Preschool for Montana:


June marks the end of Montana's school year, and when summer vacation ends and another school year begins this fall, Montana families will have greater access to quality early childhood education programs ...


Governor Bullock Announces $3 Million to Expand Preschool in Montana:


Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced the availability of $3 million for Montana preschool programs to expand access to quality early childhood education for four-year-olds. Governor Bullock ...


Virginia lags behind in national push for Pre-K:


Pre-school enrollment in Virginia hovers well below the national rate and even farther behind neighboring Washington D.C. and Maryland, according to a new report by the National Institute for Early ...


Running Free in Germany's Outdoor Preschools:


Robin Hood Waldkindergarten, which opened in 2005, is one of more than 1,500 waldkitas, or "forest kindergartens," in Germany; Berlin alone has about 20. Most have opened in the last 15 years and are ...


New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds:


In the often-divided world of education, the long-term benefit of early childhood education, particularly for low-income children, is one of the few things most experts agree on. Mayor Bill de Blasio ...


Health Benefits of Universal Pre-K:


The researchers suggest that putting kids in pre-K simply creates more opportunities for their health problems to get noticed, since early-childhood teachers are often trained to spot them. by ...


Vermont's Universal Pre-K Program: Year One:


Vermont is pressing ahead on its preschool plans. Back in 2014, then-Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into a law that offered 10 hours a week of high-quality preschool programs to the state's 3- ...


Are online preschools signaling the future of education?:




Rural, urban Nebraskans support early childhood education, worry about future for kids:


While most Nebraskans agree the state should make a greater investment in early childhood education, rural residents are more worried than their urban counterparts about finding quality day care, while ...


Improving the Evidence Base for Access to Quality Pre-K:


Early childhood education has captured the nation's attention and holds a rare spot in the center of the political aisle. This is not surprising given that a quality Pre-K experience can save ...


Why do Idaho, five other states spend nothing on preschool? Political and family culture - Rally For Montana's Future Superheroes!, 3/17, Helena, Montana :


"Preschool can be a great resource in rural communities," said John McFarlane, the district superintendent who doubles as the seventh- through 12th-grade principal. "We can't go to the museum; we can't ...


Early Education For Rural Children - An unlikely ally for President Trump: Liberal actress Jennifer Garner:


Jennifer Garner has not given up on Donald Trump's Washington. The 44-year-old actress spent the weekend lobbying the town's pillars of power to support early education for poor rural children. ...


Time to go all-in on preschool:


Is there really anything else to say on the value of pre-K? Yes, and here we go: The sooner we view pre-K as a long-term educational, economic, and workforce development strategy, the sooner we can build ...


Innovative Financing for Early Education:


Early childhood education (ECE) has strong public and legislative support. The challenge is paying for it. In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh has called for using tourism dollars to finance an expansion ...


Great Falls Superintendent Lacey: OPI chief's answer on preschool 'disheartening':


"I do need to share with you that when I did ask that question, and I did a lot of traveling, it was not on the number one. The number one was making sure I had a teacher that's there. So I do believe ...


Can performance-based education bonds improve preschool education?:


Minnesota plans to join Salt Lake City in a novel approach to paying for public education: using "social bonds" to fund early childhood learning. These bonds raise money in private capital markets, ...


MSU Extension offers parenting education via free email subscription:


Montana State University Extension has partnered with University of Wisconsin-Extension to deliver eParenting high-tech kids, a free parenting course which provides ideas on using digital media to stay ...


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Makes Historic Proposal for Pre-K :


"We're making great progress. But there's plenty of room for improvement. The gaps that remain come in the shape of race, language, and need. Equity demands bold solutions. "That's why, this week, ...
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An Early Education Podcast from Oregon:


Early education is getting a lot of multimedia exposure. There are blogs and, increasingly, podcasts, including the Early Link Podcast, produced by the Children's Institute, a nonprofit organization in ...


A Canadian Podcast Tells a Deeply Personal Story About the Power of Early Education:


"A kid doesn't realize that they're in dysfunction," We usually blog about the policy side of preschool. So, we were struck by "The Preschool Podcast: For Leaders in Early Childhood Education," https://www.himama.com/the-preschool-podcast/?ref=newsletter ...


Investing in Montana's future - Early education is a bedrock of our future:


The budget proposed by Gov. Steve Bullock invests in our future in a number of ways. Montana can have a solid physical infrastructure while at the same time investing in the next generation and providing ...

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