early childhood education http://www.kplu.org en As Seattle Mulls Pre-K Program, We Ask: What Impact Does Early Learning Have? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mulls-pre-k-program-we-ask-what-impact-does-early-learning-have <p>Some children have never held a pencil or a pair of scissors when they start the year in teacher&nbsp;DaZanne Davis Porter's kindergarten class.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16671 at http://www.kplu.org As Seattle Mulls Pre-K Program, We Ask: What Impact Does Early Learning Have? Pre-K Enrollment Down, Especially Low In Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/pre-k-enrollment-down-especially-low-northwest <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149516999&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The number of preschoolers enrolled in state-funded early childhood education programs is dropping nationally. A national study released Tuesday shows that Northwest states are holding steady in terms of overall enrollment but continue to rank near the bottom in some key areas.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:10:44 +0000 Chris Lehman 16553 at http://www.kplu.org Pre-K Enrollment Down, Especially Low In Northwest