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In this section, you'll find editorials, legislation, public policy and trends on issues relating to preschool, pre-kindergarten, childcare and the push toward universal preschool education. Particularly of note are articles concerning the states claim of a compelling interest in compulsory preschool education. Visit often for the latest preschool news.

Greater freedom of choice in childcare and universal preschool for three-year-olds in Sweden The Government proposes a childcare voucher system - a municipal allowance that will follow children regardless of which provider their parents choose - in Government Bill Childcare voucher system and universal preschool extended to three-year-olds. The Government approved the bill yesterday. According to the proposal, municipalities will be obliged to approve privately run preschools, out-of-school centres and alternative forms of educational care... by Government of Sweden February 7, 2009 [More Results from eGov Monitor]
Public schools follow the market, pitch all-day kindergarten | It's a working parent's dream - kindergartens competing to take your children off your hands all day, and the promise that they'll learn something, too. Competition for students has always existed between public and private schools. But open enrollment, home schooling, and a growing number of charter schools have widened parents' choices, and now public schools are facing one of their biggest competitors yet - themselves. by Tim Vanderpool March 9, 2005 [More Results from The Christian Science Monitor]