Preschool http://kplu.org en If Seattle Creates Preschool Program, Multilingual Providers Would Have Leg Up http://kplu.org/post/if-seattle-creates-preschool-program-multilingual-providers-would-have-leg <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149915651&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>If Seattle voters approve a property tax hike to expand preschool access, the program would start small, paying for a handful of providers to teach a little more than a dozen classrooms of students in its first year.</p><p>How will the city choose those few providers? Those teaching preschool kids in multiple languages have a better chance of getting picked.</p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:57:47 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16642 at http://kplu.org If Seattle Creates Preschool Program, Multilingual Providers Would Have Leg Up Feds cut off two Seattle-based Head Start programs http://kplu.org/post/feds-cut-two-seattle-based-head-start-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Seattle-based Head Start providers are losing their funding, as part of a wider crackdown within the federal preschool program.</span></p><p>Other agencies <a href="http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/dr/prelim-1st-cohort-awardees.html">will take over the contracts</a>, so the move won’t reduce the number of early education slots available to low-income kids in Seattle. But to the providers who are being cut off, it’s devastating.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:00:50 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8305 at http://kplu.org Feds cut off two Seattle-based Head Start programs Three Wash. Head Start programs on the ropes http://kplu.org/post/three-wash-head-start-programs-ropes <p></p><p>For the first time in its 47-year history, the Head Start program is introducing some tough accountability measures. That’s left three Washington providers fighting for their lives, including a Seattle program with a storied history.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6018 at http://kplu.org Three Wash. Head Start programs on the ropes Report: State dollars not going far enough for pre-K http://kplu.org/post/report-state-dollars-not-going-far-enough-pre-k <p>A new national report released Tuesday says Washington preschool programs that receive government dollars are among the best in the country. But the researchers also believe too few kids benefit from the $54 million Washington spends on preschool each school year.</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:27:12 +0000 The Associated Press 4703 at http://kplu.org Kids and seniors get a taste of local produce in King County programs http://kplu.org/post/kids-and-seniors-get-taste-local-produce-king-county-programs <p>Over the past few years, a lot of people have pushed to get local, fresh produce into meals at public schools. Far less attention has been focused on kids in childcare programs. That effort is finally underway.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-967778.mp3</p><p> Mon, 09 May 2011 17:32:30 +0000 Charla Bear 1555 at http://kplu.org Kids and seniors get a taste of local produce in King County programs University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program http://kplu.org/post/university-washington-center-reimagines-head-start-program <P>A new project just launched at the <A href="http://www.washington.edu/">University of Washington</A> could give <A href="http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/">Head Start</A> teachers a boost.&nbsp; The effort aims to redesign how instructors for the federal early learning program are trained. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:32:32 +0000 Charla Bear 433 at http://kplu.org University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program Governor orders cuts as preschool waitlist soars http://kplu.org/post/governor-orders-cuts-preschool-waitlist-soars <P>The number of poor children on the waitlist for preschool in Washington has tripled over the past three years. And now the problem may get worse. Governor Chris Gregoire’s across-the-board budget reductions threaten to cut more than 100 kids who are already enrolled. Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:49:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 323 at http://kplu.org Governor orders cuts as preschool waitlist soars