Preschool http://nhpr.org en N.H. Misses Out On $37.5 Million Early Ed Grant http://nhpr.org/post/nh-misses-out-375-million-early-ed-grant <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire has missed out on another round funding in the federal education grant program Race to the Top. The state was hoping for $37.5 million dollars to improve pre-k and early childhood education programs.</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:08:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 40486 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Misses Out On $37.5 Million Early Ed Grant N.H. Works On $37.5m Early Childhood Grant; Hopes to Improve Child Care Quality http://nhpr.org/post/nh-works-375m-early-childhood-grant-hopes-improve-child-care-quality <p></p><p>New Hampshire officials are working on an application for a federal Race to the Top Grant for Early Childhood Education. If the state is selected in this round, it could receive up to $37.5 million dollars to support initiatives to improve childcare and preschool programs all over the state. While there is growing interest in pre-k issues the challenges standing in the way of better or more affordable childcare are daunting.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:39:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 34627 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Works On $37.5m Early Childhood Grant; Hopes to Improve Child Care Quality Nature Schools http://nhpr.org/post/nature-schools <p>President Obama’s newly unveiled budget is making political waves…he’s pushing for publicly funded “preschool for all,” paid for with a new tax on cigarettes. Here in New Hampshire, there’s been a different kind of preschool push…toward teaching kids outside. So-called nature preschools and forest kindergartens may sound like more fun than foundational, but this approach to early learning is gaining popularity for teaching the basics, while getting kids away from screens into the wilderness.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:11:58 +0000 Melanie Plenda 25370 at http://nhpr.org Nature Schools Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/nature-schools-gaining-popularity-nh <p></p><p>Nature preschools and forest kindergartens may sound more fun than foundational. But this nontraditional approach to early learning is gaining popularity for teaching the basics while getting kids away from screens and out into nature.&nbsp; And now Antioch University in Keene has begun offering a teacher education program for nature-based curricula and programs schools. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:00:25 +0000 Melanie Plenda 25360 at http://nhpr.org Nature Schools Gaining Popularity In N.H.