Early education is typically funded by a patchwork of streams blended or braided together to serve as many children as possible. Without dedicated funding for early care and education, state agencies are left to piece together revenue sources for their youngest children. Unsurprisingly, this leaves many states, including South Carolina, with underfunded programs.
Parents and educators want to ensure quality educational experiences for their children, and many turn to apps to enhance kids’ learning. But with over 80,000 “educational” apps in the app store, the task of differentiating between the truly educational and simply entertaining is a challenge.