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Public News Service - AR: Early Childhood Education

PHOTO: Kathy Pillow-Price with the Arkansas Home Visiting Network says home visits return $7 to the state for every dollar invested, by helping struggling parents with one of the world's toughest jobs - raising kids.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for Arkansas families and children hope home visits can make a big, positive difference for the state. This summer, trained home visitors worked with nearly 10,000 families around the state, and Kathy Pillow-Price, director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network,

This week the Childrens Advocacy Center of Benton County will host an event with Erin Merryn - the abuse victim behind the national push for education on the subject. Child advocates say that kind of education is the best way to prevent what happened to Merryn from happening to others.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A new law, and a new education effort started by it, should leave fewer places for child sexual abuse to be hidden in Arkansas, according to children's advocates. Erin's Law, which was enacted here this spring, is starting the process of putting a program about abuse in the schoo

PHOTO: Arkansas groups are part of a national

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Getting children off to a good start in school and life is the goal of today's "Early Learning Day of Action," in Arkansas and across the nation. President Obama says it's going to take more funding to get more toddlers into high-quality preschool programs, and he's suggesting a

PHOTO: It's estimated that the federal sequester means 70,000 fewer children will be enrolled in Head Start programs. Courtesy U.S. Dept. of Education.

RISON, Ark. - Arkansas Head Start programs say they're trying to serve as many children as possible in the face of federal budget cutbacks. It's a mandatory 5 percent reduction for Head Start, which serves lower-income children from birth to age five. Arkansas Head Start directors meet every other

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