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Early Care and Education

Research has shown that the first five years play an enormous role in a child’s ongoing development and future success. Since most kids are in a child care or preschool setting while their parents are at work, it’s critical that we invest in a high-quality early education system that provides the experiences kids need for healthy development.

Governor Proposes Child Care Reforms

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today that the governor is proposing a series of reforms, including addition of a quality rating system, to the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program. Several of the changes will be included in his budget proposal, which he is unveiling this evening. In addition to the rating system, the reforms […]

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Benefits of preschool cited in research review

A review of 123 studies carried out over five decades concluded that there are substantial positive cognitive benefits for children who attend preschool education programs prior to entering kindergarten. Positive results were also found for children’s social skills and school progress. This summary of the meta-analysis was led by Gregory Camilli and included Steve Barnett, […]

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