Politicians from both sides of the aisle agree: early childhood education plays a crucial role in ensuring America’s global competitiveness. Even amid challenging fiscal climates, states have advanced innovative approaches to early learning policies, and new federal initiatives are trying to sustain their momentum and expand their reach. What’s next for early learning, and what can the White House do to support it?
State leaders joined the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative for a Hill briefing about leading states from the first round of the Early Learning Challenge and how a second round will enable more states to continue to build systems and services that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public investments in a time of limited resources. Watch the full briefing
Want to feel more confident talking about ongoing and upcoming federal early childhood developments?
Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 2:00 pm Eastern for a conference call, Early Childhood Updates: Funding and Reauthorization Prospects.
Join the National Women's Law Center for a webinar, Working on the Budget: Talking the Talk about Tax Revenues, on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to get some simple tips on how to round out your advocacy.
National experts explain how the recent debt deal will impact child care and early learning programs.
Watch the briefing here.
Harriet Meyer from the Ounce of Prevention Fund will be participating in a panel discussion about how to ensure quality in early childhood education. Learn more.
A panel of experts will assess the condition of state budgets and the portions for children and families; share first-hand experiences of how governors and budget officers choose priorities; discuss how states can align priorities, expenditures, and revenues; weigh the federal government's contributions to solving or aggravating state woes; and consider how lawmakers should think about budgetary trade-offs.
Watch business leaders speak out on the importance of investing in early childhood education.