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Glynn County Joins State Effort to Improve Early Education

By: The Brunswick News Glynn County’s educators and community leaders have begun an effort to improve local early education opportunities by taking part in a statewide initiative to establish “early education empowerment zones.” Glynn County is now among several of these zones, which are scattered around the state. The effort to make Glynn County an […]

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Georgia’s Limited Access to Early Education Causes Concern

By: Atlanta Journal Constitution Most Georgia public school students don’t master reading early enough to give them a strong chance of success the rest of their school careers, a trend that has so alarmed superintendents, CEOs and even former military leaders that they are calling it a threat to the state’s economy and even to […]

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Most Child Care Providers in the United States are Based in Homes, Not Centers

By: Child Trends Home-based child care offers options to families seeking affordable, accessible care that fits their needs, whether the provider is someone they know or a provider committed to a long-term career in child care. Home-based care may be a child’s primary arrangement, or it may be a second arrangement that supplements center-based care. As […]

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Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention

By: New York Times It’s a truism in child development that the very young learn through relationships and back-and-forth interactions, including the interactions that occur when parents read to their children. A new study provides evidence of just how sustained an impact reading and playing with young children can have, shaping their social and emotional development […]

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The U.S. Used to be a World Leader in Women Working. Not Anymore.

By: The Washington Post The United States used to be a leader in women working. In 1985, America was second only to Sweden in the proportion of prime age women with jobs or actively seeking paid employment. Now, the United States has fallen to the back of the pack, according to a new report this week from the International Monetary […]

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Want Women to Run for Congress? We Need Someone to Watch Our Kids First.

By: The Washington Post Along with hundreds of women across the country, I threw my hat in the ring and decided to run for office a few months ago. Just a year ago, I was consulting for nonprofit organizations from home while raising a newborn and a toddler; running for Congress seemed like an impossible task. But after spending a […]

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Jennifer Garner Lobbies for Early Education

By: Page Six Jennifer Garner showed her support for Save the Children with a trip to Washington. The actress visited an Anacostia, Washington, D.C., early childhood education center on Monday, The Washington Post reported. Garner, 45, documented her visit on Instagram. “I was reminded of the magic of #Headstart and #EarlyHeadstart on today’s visit to #Educare in Washington D.C […]

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