Author: Megan Salzman

New Child Trends Report Examines Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences -

Child Trends released a new report this week, which explores the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as well as their effect on early childhood development. What are ACEs? And what effect do they have on children? ACEs are characterized as traumatic childhood events, such as abuse, neglect, witnessing a crime, or living with a parent with mental illness and have a profound effect on children who experience … Read More

New Resource Highlights Expanded Home Visiting Data -

Last week, the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC), released supplemental data to its 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, which compiles key data on voluntary home visiting services and opportunities across the country. The updated resource provides expanded data from over 14 evidence-based home visiting models (up from 7) on where home visiting opportunities are available in states, where gaps are occurring, and how many families and children could … Read More

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Completes First Half of Multi-City Child Care Roadshow -

Last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation completed the first half of of its multi-city roadshow, which brought together business leaders, policy makers, advocates and practitioners to discuss the critical role of high-quality early childhood education and care in advancing the workforce of today and tomorrow. Included at each stop was a discussion of the Foundation’s new report, “Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow,” which explains that, by … Read More

New NIH Study: Children Who Experience Quality ECE More Likely to Earn College Degree -

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds students who participated in an intensive early childhood program were more likely to achieve greater academic gains beyond high school. Researchers obtained these results by following the 30-year progress of 958 students who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPS) program in inner-city Chicago. The study found that CPS graduates were more likely to obtain higher academic degrees than their … Read More

New Resources Detail How Federal Support and Partnerships Expand Early Childhood Education Opportunities in States -

States across the nation are leading the way to ensure more children—especially those from low-income families—have access to high-quality early learning and care from birth through age five. And many of the opportunities that exist at the state and local level have been made possible through strong partnerships with the federal government, aimed at expanding access, increasing quality, and more. Today, the First Five Years Fund is releasing a … Read More