early childhood education

September 6, 2010 - 8:00am
Wisconsin ranks among the 10 most expensive states for child care in a new report from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.The NACCRRA found that full-time care for an infant in the average Wisconsin child care...
December 22, 2009 - 7:30am
By: Anonymous
The annual cost of operating a high-quality child care or early education center in southeast Wisconsin is an estimated $11,000 per child, more than double the cost of a typical program in the region today, according to the Public Policy Forum’s...
July 24, 2009 - 8:00am
Survey results released today by the Public Policy Forum conclude that MPS Kindergarten teachers feel high quality early childhood education can have positive impacts on school readiness and academic performance. The survey is part of the Forum's...
June 19, 2009 - 8:00am
Governor Doyle's third attempt to include a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care made it through the joint finance committee this time around, but appears not to be included in the Assembly and Senate versions of the budget...
May 29, 2009 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
Lately, mention of child care is likely to evoke recollections of scandal and fraud. What sometimes gets ignored is that child care is an industry in its own right that makes a sizeable contribution to the regional economy.The Public Policy Forum’s...
February 18, 2009 - 9:57am
At the Forum's Viewpoint luncheon last week (available as a podcast or video), Wisconsin Secretary of Children and Families, Reggie Bicha, noted that the creation of his department in the last biennial budget was the result of a shift in philosophy...
October 7, 2008 - 11:05am
By: Anonymous
A new program at Milwaukee’s Clarke Street School, announced last week, will provide 80 first- and second-graders with extra help through elementary, middle and high school and a guarantee that they will be able to afford college. The I Have a Dream...
June 10, 2008 - 9:32am
The latest report of our research project on high-quality early childhood education finds that child care providers in southeast Wisconsin perceive certain quality improvements as too costly.The findings fit with the results of our recent parent...
May 29, 2008 - 8:30am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the University of Cincinnati strengthens the evidence that lead exposure is linked to criminal behavior, and could refocus the spotlight on lead and juvenile crime in Milwaukee. The first study to follow lead-exposed children from...
May 2, 2008 - 8:37am
As more state and local governments decide to invest in quality improvements for early childhood education, two questions must be answered: What is the definition of high quality? And how will we know whether the investments have paid off?Quality...

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