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With low pay, finding qualified early childhood teachers remains a challenge in some areas

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 30, 2017
If the early childhood education system is a food chain, district-run preschool programs in California are the new big fish, gobbling up a lot of the resources – including qualified teachers.
Selma Sanchez, program director of the Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles, oversees ten child care centers. When the majority of staff at this Canoga Park center left for other jobs, she stepped in to pick up the slack.
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Schools prepare for government shutdown no matter what

by Amy Scott Sep 29, 2015
This shut down may be avoided, but another one looms in just a few months.

Obama's tough sell on early childhood spending

by Kate Davidson Mar 3, 2014
Part of the President's budget proposal focuses on an initiative expanding early childhood development programs.

In the wake of federal shutdown, philanthropists step up

by Noel King Oct 9, 2013
Charitable donors have come forward with funds to support programs shuttered in the wake of the government showdown.
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6 degrees of sequestration

Sequester cuts weigh on Head Start programs

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 29, 2013
Cuts to government-funded child development programs leave parents scrambling to find child care.