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April 23, 2024

The State of Preschool 2023

The 21st State of Preschool finds the state of preschool in America at a critical moment.

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As Kentucky’s Child Care Crisis Worsens, Advocates Highlight Career Pathways

The shrinking supply of childcare workers continues to impact Kentucky, and advocates say helping more people receive a Child Development Associate degree could fill critical gaps in child care and early learning – especially in rural regions.

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Mississippi State University Extension

Staff from the MSU Extension Early Childhood programs attended the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) 2024 Conference in Atlanta, GA, from March 7-9, 2024. Throughout presentations, exhibits, and leadership opportunities, the team had the chance to collaborate with other early childhood professionals.

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California Preschools Wrestle to Comply with State’s Tightened Suspension Rules

Like many babies born around the time of the COVID-19 shutdowns, 4-year-old Cole grew up watching Cocomelon and Bluey.

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5 Steps to Obtain a CDA Credential

Are you considering applying for a Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™? The CDA® credential has many valuable benefits for all early childhood professionals, including helping early educators meet current state and national professional requirements and serving...

Everyday ECE Advocacy

Consider for a moment these everyday activities; inviting parents to volunteer in your classroom, recommending breastfeeding resources, or talking about child development milestones with friends and family. While perhaps unconventional, these activities are everyday advocacy!...

The First 1,000 Days

Across the globe, in places like Uganda and Dublin, mothers are being made aware that the 1,000 day period from the beginning of pregnancy to a child’s second birthday will, as midwife Susan Ejang says....