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How is preschool for all like a snowball fight?

Mary Turck, News Day, February 8, 2015 What if success at school was like a snowball fight? The kids with thin, raggedy mittens or no mittens at all are at a distinct disadvantage. They’ll be much better able to compete on an equal basis if they have good mittens, so let’s give all kids the […]

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Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman, Huffington Post, December 12, 2014 On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders. It was a welcome chance to celebrate progress in expanding access to quality early childhood development […]

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Why Head Start Matters

Michael Diedrich, Minnesota 202, August 12, 2014 As the lifelong impacts of high-quality early childhood education have become better known, the early years of a child’s life have become a matter of education policy. It’s also important to remember the importance of publicly supported child care and early childhood education as a way of supporting […]

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Sequestration cuts about 1,000 children from Head Start in Minnesota

Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, August 23, 2013 – That low, plaintive sound you hear is the sound of early learning advocates across the state lamenting cuts in the federal Head Start program. And that high-pitched tweet from Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota signals a widespread call to action: “Call your congressperson and say #BeCarefulWhatYouCut.” Nearly 1,000 Minnesota children from low-income […]

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