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The search for quality and equity in early childhood education
Get the lead out
September 3, 2019
All 1,860 NYC classrooms posing lead risk get the all-clear, as new school year begins
Ahead of the first day of school, the city has fixed up about 1,800 classrooms that posed a risk for lead exposure to young children.
August 27, 2019
Chicago promised her a new preschool building — then cut funding for the children
At least 30 early learning centers that serve more than 1,000 children across Chicago face deep cuts, according to a survey.
August 7, 2019
This California startup thinks it can help stem Colorado’s child care shortage
A California-based company recently expanded to Colorado with the goal of minting new home-based child care providers in the Denver area.
lever for change
July 3, 2019
Colorado built a system to measure child care quality. Now, it wants more providers to climb the ratings ladder.
Four years after Colorado launched a rating system for child care and preschool programs, a quarter of providers are considered high-quality.
June 21, 2019
Many eligible families don’t use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to change that.
As the new president and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program, Elsa Holguín wants to reach more families who are eligible for preschool tuition assistance.
June 14, 2019
There’s an app for that: How two rural counties reached more kids with developmental delays
Two rural counties in northern Colorado came up with a software app to reach more young children with developmental delays.
May 10, 2019
‘Crisis nursery’ off the table in Grand Junction as project leaders look to legislation
Early childhood advocates in western Colorado envisioned opening a free 24-hour "crisis nursery," but problems getting a state license has derailed the effort for now.
April 30, 2019
From dozens of suspensions to one: How this Colorado school stopped removing young children
Changing discipline practices at a suburban Denver elementary school have helped school leaders go from dozens of early elementary suspensions to almost none.
April 18, 2019
Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.
Preschool teachers who work in Colorado's district-run schools make far less on average than public elementary teachers.
April 16, 2019
A much-needed change or the last straw? Educators take sides on bill limiting early childhood suspensions
Educators share their opinions on proposed legislation that aims to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions given to young Colorado students.
comings and goings
April 16, 2019
New leaders coming to Clayton Early Learning and other early childhood groups in Colorado
Several of Colorado’s most prominent early childhood groups are getting new leaders this year, including Clayton Early Learning and Denver Preschool Program.
April 12, 2019
Colorado educators, share your thoughts on early childhood suspensions
Colorado could have a new law restricting suspensions of young children. We want to know what educators think.
READ Act Revisited
April 11, 2019
Colorado literacy bill mandating more teacher training advances
A Colorado bill that would require many early elementary teachers to undergo new training in reading instruction passed unanimously out of the Senate Education Committee…
April 9, 2019
Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support
Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval. The unanimous vote, met with cheers and applause, came…
April 7, 2019
Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate
Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day programs this fall, potentially pushing…
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