Rochester Public Schools' School Readiness Program recently received a four-out-of-four star rating, the highest possible, from Parent Aware.
Child Care Issues
The number of children dying in Minnesota child-care facilities declined sharply in the past eight months after a sharp rise that for years had gone undetected by state regulators.
As support for early childhood education grows in Duluth and across Minnesota, it is important Minnesotans understand the national and local research that underscores the importance of making smart investments in these early years of child development.
Among the crowd of 4-year-olds pulling on warm jackets and stuff like Spider Man gloves and fluffy pink scarves for outdoor play Tuesday at the Early Childhood Education Center at the Midtown YWCA in Minneapolis were two antsy little boys with energy to spend.
One day after the FOX 9 Investigators broke the story of a Twin Cities day care business suspected of committing massive fraud, the state department that oversees such programs says it wants to crack down on cheaters.
View PDF document on Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota website.
View PDF of the report on the ChildCare Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA) website.
Pine County parents will have a new free tool to help pick the right day care for their child in 2013.
Nonprofit Celebrates Name Change, 25 Years of Service
Child Care Resource and Referral Reintroduced as Child Care Aware of Minnesota
Parents of young children and child care providers will soon have a new resource to go to when looking at child care quality.
Minnesota lags in posting data on licensing problems, safety violations.
Of the many academic risk factors that students face, homelessness may be one of the worst according to a study released today.
Researchers looked at Minneapolis public school students over a six-year span and found that homelessness and high mobility had a greater effect on grades than other poverty-based measure.
View PDF document from the Wilder Research Center website.
View PDF of the report on the Child Care Aware of America (formerly NACCRRA) website.
Promising to increase state funding for early childhood education, state lawmakers gathered inside a Bloomington classroom earlier this week in anticipation of the Minnesota House of Representatives’ proposal.
Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats' plans for education spending.
President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his "ideal plan" but offers "tough reforms" for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.
The deadline for a deal to avert $85 billion in government-wide spending cuts is just days away, but Minnesota officials are still playing a guessing game for where and when federal funding would be slashed in the state.
For too long, Minnesota’s 3- to 5-year-olds have not been high on the state funding priority list — even though most research proves the educational and societal value of strong early education.
In a world full of screens, many parents try to help their kids get ahead with technology, but research suggests that simply spending time talking to children at an early age could make the biggest difference.
New research suggests building children’s math skills early in life is more important than previously thought.
Hoping to end infant deaths, Dakota County is targeting child-care providers with a campaign to place babies on their backs for sleeping.
Last week President Obama urged congress and local governments to improve early childhood education, saying more emphasis needs to be placed on getting kids ready for kindergarten.
Raeja Washington waits patiently until the bucket full of letters and words makes its way around the table to her. A smile then spreads across the kindergartner's face as she picks out a piece of pink paper and reads its contents out loud.
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