early childhood education http://kcur.org en Missouri To Step Up Oversight Of Child Care Providers http://kcur.org/post/missouri-step-oversight-child-care-providers <p>There are roughly 2,300 child care providers in Missouri that don't have to follow any kind of health and safety regulations&nbsp;– a huge problem for parents trying to find suitable day care for their children.</p><p>"There are some folks out there who, either through negligence or circumstance, should not be in the business of providing child care," says Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, "and there's very little to stop them from setting up a sign, &nbsp;throwing a swing set out back and calling themselves a childcare provider."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:35:38 +0000 Elle Moxley 58615 at http://kcur.org Missouri To Step Up Oversight Of Child Care Providers The Importance Of Play http://kcur.org/post/importance-play <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:10:26 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Christie Garton & Kate Baxendale 54336 at http://kcur.org The Importance Of Play How Technology is Changing Kansas City Classrooms http://kcur.org/post/how-technology-changing-kansas-city-classrooms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Shawnee Mission School District in January announced it would be putting laptop computers into the hands of all of its staff and students when the next school year begins.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Christie Garton 51969 at http://kcur.org How Technology is Changing Kansas City Classrooms Advocates Say Children Didn't Fare Well In Kan. Legislative Session http://kcur.org/post/advocates-say-children-didnt-fare-well-kan-legislative-session <p>Kansas lawmakers this year spared early childhood programs from the budget axe, but advocates for those programs say children didn't fare well overall in the 2013 legislative session.</p><p>The top concern, according to April Holman of the non-profit Kansas Action for Children, is that lawmakers balanced the budget using more than $9 million that should have gone into an endowment for early childhood funding.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:42 +0000 Bryan Thompson 38031 at http://kcur.org Choosing Childcare http://kcur.org/post/choosing-childcare <p>From birth, the care and upbringing of a child is a stressful and demanding process. Tough questions that all parents face include who can I leave my child with when I go to work? Am I doing enough to help my child get on track with learning? And for some families, how can I get my child a good meal today? On this Central Standard we are exploring the challenges of childcare and early education for all parents, including the cost of childcare, how the government affects a child's early education and we highlight some local programs that help families in need.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:30:39 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 34560 at http://kcur.org Choosing Childcare Examining Early Childhood Education http://kcur.org/post/examining-early-childhood-education <p>ABC and 123: They’re the basics of <strong>early childhood education</strong>, but the way kids learn these is up for debate.<br> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30611 at http://kcur.org Examining Early Childhood Education Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-april-18-2012 <p>Advocates are calling for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to restore funding for early childhood programs now that the state has received its tobacco money.&nbsp; That and more news from KCUR.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:15:28 +0000 Maria Carter 16157 at http://kcur.org