early childhood education http://kbia.org en Moberly approves new Early Childhood Learning Center http://kbia.org/post/moberly-approves-new-early-childhood-learning-center <p>After sharing a facility with an alternative school for about 14 years, a Moberly School District program is receiving a new center to thrive in.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:45:37 +0000 Eric Kelly 48279 at http://kbia.org Nixon proposes $30M for early childhood ed http://kbia.org/post/nixon-proposes-30m-early-childhood-ed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing $30 million of additional state spending for early&nbsp;<font color="red">childhood</font>&nbsp;education programs.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:02:39 +0000 Associated Press 46972 at http://kbia.org Nixon proposes $30M for early childhood ed Mo. education committee releases report http://kbia.org/post/mo-education-committee-releases-report <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;House interim education committee is recommending changes to student transfers, more funding for early childhood education and increased learning time for students.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:25:27 +0000 Associated Press 44740 at http://kbia.org Mo. education committee releases report Mo. announces more grants to child care centers http://kbia.org/post/mo-announces-more-grants-child-care-centers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;has awarded an additional $4.2 million in grants to improve facilities at six child care centers around the state.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:26:15 +0000 Associated Press 42949 at http://kbia.org Mo. announces more grants to child care centers Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start http://kbia.org/post/donors-pledge-10-million-fund-head-start <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">National&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;programs in Missouri and several other states running during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:12:47 +0000 Associated Press 41742 at http://kbia.org Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-day-care-center-celebrates-missouri-start-smart-grant <p>Governor Jay Nixon was at the Jefferson Day Care Center yesterday promoting his plan to increase funding for pre-k education in Missouri.</p><p>The governor recently awarded two other grants to the Kansas City School District, to help provide access to quality education to children in day care before entering kindergarten. The governor's visit to the Jefferson City Day Care Center celebrated the day care center's participation in the so-called "Missouri Start Smart" grant initiative.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:15:37 +0000 Jamie Crockett 40708 at http://kbia.org Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants http://kbia.org/post/state-audit-gives-poor-rating-management-early-childhood-fund-grants The management of an early childhood fund by the <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)</a>&#160;has received a "poor" rating in a state audit released Monday.<p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">State&#160;Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) said the Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund provided more than $170,000 to three child care facilities that failed to open or expand their facilities as planned.<p>"We found $60,000 spent on a facility that was never built," Schweich said.&#160; "We found $22,500 spent to build a new facility which&#160;was Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:14:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35241 at http://kbia.org Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants Last minute politics: finding funding after a veto http://kbia.org/post/last-minute-politics-finding-funding-after-veto <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation that could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and health care for the blind.</p><p>A bill given final approval Friday would transfer $55 million from general revenues into a new fund to finance the programs. The move was necessary because the 2014 budget passed last week by lawmakers called for funding the programs with savings from the repeal of a tax break for low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rental housing. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:30:44 +0000 Associated Press 33951 at http://kbia.org Last minute politics: finding funding after a veto Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-cuts-hit-mid-mo-childhood-education-programs <p></p><p>The future of early childhood education programs like Head Start hangs in the air as recent federal budget cuts, or sequestration, will eliminate resources aimed to provide low-income families a quality foundation for the beginning of a child’s education. The most recent cuts have put Columbia Public Schools in the position of funding two instructional aides. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:05:22 +0000 Michael Losch 33503 at http://kbia.org Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs Early Childhood programs lack necessary Funding http://kbia.org/post/early-childhood-programs-lack-necessary-funding <p>Central Missouri Community action hosted Mid-Missouri Legislators in Columbia at the Park Avenue Head Start Facility Monday. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:55:41 +0000 Jenn Cooper 29474 at http://kbia.org Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions? http://kbia.org/post/could-investments-early-childhood-education-save-missouri-millions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his</span><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_delivers_2013_State_of_the_Address" style="line-height: 1.5;"> State of the State Address</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal to boost funding for early childhood education by $17 million, saying, “early childhood education is a smart investment, with a big return.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How much of a return could we be talking about?</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:02:18 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28310 at http://kbia.org Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions?