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New resources help to design early childhood educator residency and apprenticeship programs

August 11, 2021

Recently, Bank Street Education Center (Bank Street) released a guide and interactive cost calculator to help states, cities, and communities understand the design and cost considerations associated with establishing high-quality …


As Congressional Democrats Move to Reconciliation, Child Care and Preschool Must Be a Top Priority

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Earlier today, the White House and Congressional leaders announced an agreement on the details of a bipartisan bill to invest in the nation’s physical infrastructure. With this agreement …


Our Child Care System Is Not Meeting The Needs Of Families, Providers, or The Economy

June 28, 2021

Now is the time to build a system of early care and education that works.  Finding and affording quality child care and early learning options shouldn’t be the reason parents …


As America Recovers from the Pandemic, Data Shows Child Care Remains a Major Challenge for Working Parents

June 16, 2021

The results of a new survey reveal that finding and affording quality child care remains a major hurdle for working parents, and the pandemic only made things worse. Key …


VP Harris Announces ‘Child Tax Credit Awareness Day,’ Highlights American Rescue Plan Successes for Child Care

June 11, 2021

Earlier today, Vice President Kamala Harris visited CentroNía, a high-quality early learning and care facility in Washington, DC, where she spent time visiting with a group of early learners and …


CDC Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs During COVID-19

March 12, 2021

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance for operating child care programs during COVID-19 based on the most recent science and new evidence around important …


Following Senate Passage, American Rescue Plan with $39 Billion in Child Care Relief Poised to Become Law

March 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the Senate voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, a sweeping pandemic relief package with $39 billion in child care relief funding, including $15 billion for …


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urges President, Congress to Provide Child Care Relief Funding

February 2, 2021

In a new letter to President Biden and members of Congress detailing priorities for upcoming pandemic relief legislation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for financial relief for the …


John Legend: Invest in Early Childhood Education

January 19, 2021

John Legend knows that legends can come from anywhere. They all start in the same place: with a dream and a chance to make that dream come true. High-quality early …


Biden Relief Proposal Underscores Child Care as Central to Economic Recovery

January 14, 2021

Proposal includes $40 billion in dedicated relief for child care providers, along with significant tax benefits and financial support for families WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden released the details …


Congress Passes Pandemic Relief Package Alongside Annual Government Funding Bill

December 22, 2020

Late Monday night, the House and Senate voted to approve a pandemic relief bill, which includes $10 billion in funding to stabilize the child care industry. The measure passed as …


Congressional Leaders Unveil Year-End COVID-19 Relief Package with $10 Billion for Child Care

December 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate released the final details of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, which includes $10 billion in funding …

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