Child care/children/early childhood development (page 18)

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    Preschool: Disadvantaged children benefit, others don’t

    In yesterday’s Daily Journal column, John Hood argued that there is a case to be made for preschool programs that target low-income children.  He wrote, Since the 1960s, several small-scale experiments have demonstrated the potential long-term benefits of intervening early in the lives of poor children who lack stable,…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the potential long-term impact of North Carolina’s latest redistricting plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the recent controversy over North Carolina’s taxpayer-funded preschool initiatives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2012
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    Pre-K Pre-view

    Today, the House Select Committee on Early Childhood Education Development will meet to discuss changes to North Carolina’s pre-kindergarten programs, called NC Pre-K.  The committee’s five recommendations include the following: 1. Continue funding and monitoring of early childhood programs in North Carolina 2. Clarify the definition of “at…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2012
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    New at CJO: Critics, supporters target child care nutrition rules

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Child Care Commission’s consideration this week of nutrition rules that have come under fire in the wake of the well-publicized “chicken nuggets” story.
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012