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The case for revolutionizing child care in America

Roughly 85% of the physical brain is formed in the first three years of a child’s life. Kindergarten — and even preschool — may be too late for interventions to try and close an opportunity gap that begins to open up at birth. She argues we need to start much earlier.

Montana child care providers, families, demonstrate for equity, better pay

“If we don’t have child care, then they can’t contribute to our community and to our economy,”

What Is the Metaverse’s Future in K-12 and Higher Ed?

Virtual and augmented reality tools are gaining traction in both K-12 and higher-ed institutions, but experts say more planning and collaboration are needed to make the content practical and useful.

Group discussing potential childcare cooperative for downtown Great Falls, Montana

Jason Nitschke of the Great Falls Development Authority, said that the childcare survey commissioned by GFDA found a “tremendous need for childcare in this community.”

CBS Sunday Morning  – Struggles in the child care industry

Since the COVID pandemic, childcare for young children in the U.S. has gone from bad to worse, with thousands of programs closing across the country, and centers struggling to hire new staff. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with childcare providers fighting to make ends meet, and with working parents searching for options.

Cost of child care one of biggest challenges facing Missoula County, nationwide study says

The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute released the annual report Wednesday, which looked at more than 90 health-influencing factors including education, housing, jobs, transportation and access to medical care, to rank counties based on health outcomes.

‘Every child deserves to learn how to read’: Inside one Montana school district’s revamped literacy programs

“We were digging deeply into our data annually and finding that we were continuing to make gains in mathematics but had some flat data on the reading side,” Superintendent Casey Bertram said.

Early kindergarten on the upswing in Montana

In response to legislative scrutiny, the Office of Public Instruction is gathering information on a growing effort to bolster kindergarten readiness for kids under 5.

The Imbalance of Childcare in Montana

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local childcare providers and businesses to create more accessibility in the Flathead Valley

Leveraging next-generation tech, how K-12 educational institutions can make students future-ready

Metaverse, Web 3.0, gamification, and more – industry experts uncover tools and applications to help amplify learning outcomes while formulating the power of futuristic technology in education.

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