early childhood education

2:33 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Is Head Start in KRESA's future?

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The program is currently run by Kalamazoo County's Health and Human Services Department.
KRESA will likely know in the spring who is successful receiving the grant, Kristi Carambula said. However, KRESA is operating as if it will take control of the program. "We're planning on it being at KRESA," Carambula said. KRESA staff is meeting weekly with the current Head Start staff to prepare for a transition.
Pre-Kindergarten education
12:40 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Kalamazoo economist weighs in after NPR segement on benefit of pre-kindergarten education

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The issue of high-quality pre-school education has been getting much attention at the state and national level in the last few weeks. It was also the subject of an NPR segment on Monday.

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Early Childhood Education
9:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Upjohn Institute economist discusses proposed increase in funding early childhood education

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Governor Snyder has proposed investing $130-million in early childhood education over the next two years. 

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7:43 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Snyder's call for more early childhood education funds welcomed by advocates

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Upjohn Institute Economist Tim Bartik says current per-child funding isn't enough to run a quality program
MORE OF THIS: Gov. Rick Snyder joined a growing chorus of political and business voices in favor of increased funding for Michigan's Great Start Readiness preschool program. (Bridge photo/Lance Wynn) By Chris Andrews/Bridge Magazine contributor Thousands of low-and moderate-income children took a step closer to the preschool classroom with Wednesday night's call for additional early childhood investment by Michigan Gov.