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Nicole Sohn and Nikki Kinzer: We need to talk about the broken market for early childhood education

A recent report found that in Washington, employee turnover and missed work due to inadequate child care options cost employers over $2 billion annually. From a business perspective, this is …

Wage hikes, access put squeeze on child care

The network of quality child care in Spokane and beyond is fraying at the edges. Some call it a national crisis. For providers in Washington state, higher minimum wages costs …

Spokane woman heading to D.C. to highlight importance of early childhood education

On Sunday, Katie Zobell will load her 23-month-old daughter Paige onto an airplane and fly across the country to speak to lawmakers in Washington D.C.

Eye on Boise: Diverse group urges Idaho to invest in early-childhood education

BOISE - The best thing Idaho can do for its kids, its workforce and its economy is invest in early-childhood education, citizens told a state senate committee last week. The …

Lawmakers propose funding pre-kindergarten classrooms

BOISE – Though support is growing in Idaho to join the ranks of states that include early-childhood education in their public education systems, many Idaho lawmakers remain philosophically opposed to …

Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, …

Lobby for our kids’ future can’t seem to get off the ground

If only those Head Start kids could do something to make the lives of air travelers more pleasant. Bring them a hot towel, say, or a cool drink or a …

Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment …