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After policy changes were made to improve equitable enrollment, students of color and those from low-income households were three times more likely to enroll in full-day pre-K, according to a new report from the University of Chicago.

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“As a city, we must ensure every child, regardless of their ZIP code, receives a high-quality early education, providing them the tools and opportunities they need to thrive,” said Mayor Lightfoot in a statement.  

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Rosemarie Truglio, the development specialist behind the curriculum of “Sesame Street” is out with a new book for parents to help their children learn.

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The city is making changes to the way neighborhood early learning centers receive funding, and some providers say the changes are destabilizing to families and communities.

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Children have a better chance at reaching their full potential now than at any other time in history, according to a new report released by Save the Children. But there’s more work ahead – particularly in the U.S.

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Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman tells us how early childhood education can impact a person’s life well into middle age.

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The Chicago City Council approves a measure that would fund an early childhood education program using private investment funds.

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Parents, early childhood educators, community groups, and aldermen are calling for the city to offer universal early care and education for all Chicago children under the age of 5. 

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As one in four births in Illinois is a Latino child, advocates at the Latino Policy Forum say the Latino community needs further investment, particularly in early education. We take a look at a home visiting program designed to help mothers learn how to better prepare their children for the first days of school, so that Latino children don’t start off academically behind their peers. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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A bill introduced in Congress today would expand access to high-quality preschool for 4-year-old children from low and moderate income families. Read a summary of the bill and a fact sheet.

James Heckman: Return on Investment Can Beat Stock Market

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President Obama's State of the Union called for universal preschool. Nobel Prize-winning professor James Heckman shares his research on the benefit of preschool decades after graduation.

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