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Montana Board of Public Education will tackle pre-K standards

Gov. Bullock’s staff has said the state can bring (optional) free school for four-year-olds without raising taxes. They have suggested the state would leverage existing pre-kindergarten entities, as opposed to creating a major new state system from the ground up.

Early education plans for Montana moving forward

Montana is taking baby steps toward the possibility of universal prekindergarten programming after Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau introduced a new teacher endorsement Thursday.

Bullock and Juneau Set the Stage for State-Funded Early Childhood Programs

"Montana children deserve every opportunity to succeed, that begins with ensuring that they come to kindergarten ready to learn,"

Affordable Housing Leads to Smarter Kids

A new study finds a link between how much families spend on housing and children’s intellectual ability.

Montana Governor Bullock on the universal pre-k proposal – Early Edge Montana

Montana governor Steve Bullock discuss the universal pre-kindergarten proposal.

Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.

Editorial: Montana lawmakers urged to do right thing and fund universal preschool for our state’s children

Even the most frugal legislators should be willing to set politics aside and do what’s right for our children, our schools and our state.

"Often the business people embrace early childhood as a priority well before the politicians do."

This is an issue that is subverting a lot of the traditional left and right, democrat and republican divides."

Early education right for children and Montana’s economy

This isn’t just a social issue; this isn’t just an educational issue; this is fundamentally an economic issue.

Missoulian Editorial: Investment in early education will pay off exponentially

Unfortunately, the Montana business community has been noticeably missing from the growing discussion on early education.