- Kansas Children's Cabinet members criticize leader Updated: Feb-07-16 2:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Members of the Kansas Children's Cabinet have criticized the leader of their group for excluding them from recent funding recommendations for early childhood programs.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The following is the text of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's 2016 State of the State speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night:
- Dickinson getting $2M for early childhood education Updated: Feb-02-16 2:06 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Head Start programs in Dickinson are getting more than $2 million in federal money.
- New Mexico lawmakers shun plan to tap permanent fund Updated: Feb-01-16 7:21 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Republican lawmakers are spurning a proposal to tap New Mexico's largest permanent reserve fund to boost spending on early childhood education programs.
- State accepting applications for state-funded pre-K program Updated: Feb-01-16 8:31 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Families from five Indiana counties can now register for a chance to get grants for a state-funded prekindergarten program next school year.
- Ohio seeks to boost early childhood mental health services Updated: Jan-26-16 9:22 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio initiative seeks to boost access to mental health consultants in an effort to curb the number of children expelled or suspended from kindergarten, preschool and other early childhood education settings.
- The Latest: Hawaii representatives applaud cool schools idea Updated: Jan-25-16 9:21 pm
HONOLULU - The latest from Hawaii Gov. David Ige's State of the State address (all times local):
- Nebraska researchers to lead early childhood education study Updated: Jan-25-16 12:33 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.
- Mead hopes Legislature will not cut K-12 education funding Updated: Jan-23-16 12:48 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead said he disagrees with a state legislative committee's recommendations to cut K-12 school funding and an early childhood literacy program.
- San Antonio Zoo preschool to expand later this year Updated: Jan-22-16 2:17 pm
SAN ANTONIO - While some preschoolers can only imagine storybook animals like Curious George and Lyle the Crocodile coming to life in their classrooms, kids at the San Antonio Zoo's preschool get to see real monkeys and reptiles every day.
- Brownback's office defends early childhood education shift Updated: Jan-19-16 4:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback's office is defending a budget proposal that a child advocate says would make it easier for Kansas to siphon money from early childhood education.
- Massachusetts communities awarded preschool grants Updated: Jan-17-16 2:31 pm
BOSTON - More than a dozen Massachusetts communities are sharing $500,000 in grants to develop strategic plans for providing high-quality preschool to more children.
- Schools connecting with families well before kindergarten Updated: Jan-15-16 10:49 am
BEND, Oregon - Francesca Cima is just 7 months old, but she is already a Rosland Rocket.
- Kansas governor's plan for children's programs draws fire Updated: Jan-13-16 7:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback drew strong criticism Wednesday from Democrats and advocates over his proposal to overhaul how some children's programs are financed.
- 'New Mexico Truth' campaign launched on child poverty Updated: Jan-13-16 5:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A Catholic community health organization wants to draw attention to child poverty in New Mexico and is using a parody of the state's successful tourism ad campaign to do it - prompting an angry response from state officials.
- Senator proposes tax credits for early childhood programs Updated: Jan-11-16 3:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Nebraska senator is proposing a series of state tax credits to address the high cost of child care and to increase access to early childhood programs.