Garcia visits Valley educators

October 25, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012 BY: LAUREN KRIZANSKY Courier staff writer ALAMOSA — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited the Valley on Monday to celebrate education from the cradle to college. Garcia first joined Adams State University, the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the Boettcher Foundation and Valley school district representatives at the Ramada Inn to recognize the latest addition… Read more »

Canada: Child care a surefire investment for government

October 25, 2012

Opinion: It supports the education system, citizenship by decreasing crime  and enhances a country’s long-term productivity By Marc Lalonde, Special to The Vancouver  SunOctober 23, 2012 Imagine an investment where you can receive a 40-per-cent rebate, then get an  annual rate of return from seven per cent to 16 per cent with a guarantee of at  least a 300-per-cent to… Read more »

Weighing the true cost of childcare

October 12, 2012

by Dan Gorenstein Marketplace for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Putting a child into full-time day care can cost up to $15,000 in some parts of the country. That’s according to an annual study from Child Care Aware of America. The study found that it costs more to put a 4-year-old in full-time care than it does to pay public college… Read more »

New Report Shows Downward Slide in Child Care Assistance Policies

October 12, 2012

Posted on October 11, 2012 | Posted by Karen Schulman, Senior Policy Analyst Families in 27 states were worse off under one or more key state child care assistance policies in 2012 than in 2011 and better off in just 17 states, according a new report from the National Women’s Law Center. This was the second year in row with… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Supports Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign

October 5, 2012

October 3, 2012 REPORT Arlington, VA— Child Care Aware® of America joins Jumpstart, the Pearson Foundation and readers across the country today to celebrate Read for the Record, America’s largest shared reading experience. Launched in 2006, the campaign brings together millions of people to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day…. Read more »

Governors Work to Align Early Learning and K-12 Reforms

October 5, 2012

October 01, 2012 WASHINGTON—To increase student achievement, more states are pursuing reforms in both early care and education (ECE) programs and K-12, according to Governor’s Role in Aligning Early Education and K-12 Reforms: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits for Children, a new white paper released today by the National Governors Association. Many states are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to… Read more »

Expanding Access to Early Head Start

October 2, 2012

In a new joint report entitled Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk, ZERO TO THREE and CLASP draw on newly conducted research on state efforts to expand and enhance access to Early Head Start (EHS) services for infants, toddlers, and their families. This report describes the diverse strategies states are using to… Read more »

Savings Now, Savings Later

October 2, 2012

Smart Early Childhood Programs Pay Off Right Away And For The Long Term Abundant evidence has shown that quality early childhood programs generate enormous long-term benefits for young people as they grow to become productive adults, for our economy, and for society. But we don’t have to wait 10 or 20 years to see strong returns on our investments in… Read more »

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

September 14, 2012

In 2010, China and the United States each conducted a national census. China found that 76 million of its citizens were children under the age of five, about four times the number the United States has, 20.2 million. No real surprise there: China’s overall population of 1.34 billion, the most of any country, is four times that of the United… Read more »

Durango child care center gets $1.2 million federal loan

June 18, 2012

Durango child care center gets $1.2 million federal loan Riverhouse Children’s Center plans to expand By Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Though Durango’s shortage of child care remains acute, on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced it might get less stubborn, as Durango’s Riverhouse Children’s Center was approved for a $1.2 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office. According… Read more »