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New Resource Helps Calculate Cost of COVID Mitigation Efforts in Early Learning Settings

December 18, 2020

A new paper from the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) explains how their Provider Cost of Quality Calculator can help states and policy makers understand the …


New Chamber Data Shows Impact of Child Care Challenges on American Employers

December 7, 2020

Building on previous research, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released new data outlining the pandemic’s continued pressure on working parents and employers.  The survey, conducted in September and …


State Policies Impact Eligibility for Child Care and Development Block Grant

November 24, 2020

Since 1990, the federally-funded Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDG) has provided support to working families through child care subsidies for children age 13 and under. The Bipartisan Policy …


Report Sheds Light on Child Care Supply in 25 States

November 10, 2020

Recently, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a web event highlighting their new report which offers key insights about the supply of, need for, and gaps in state-recognized child care …


Paper Outlines Strategies to Improve Equitable Compensation in the Early Childhood Field

November 5, 2020

Despite the importance of caring for and educating young children, according to a new policy brief by Bank Street College of Education, half of the child care workforce relies on …


Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships Offer Opportunity to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Opportunities

October 29, 2020

During Head Start Awareness Month, and all year long, we are excited to share an innovative program model: the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs). First created in …


Six Jurisdictions Can Now Apply for Renewal Funds for PDG

October 8, 2020

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in coordination with the Department of Education, released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG …


New Report Offers Additional Data on Pandemic’s Impact for Child Care

October 6, 2020

Last week, Child Care Aware of America released a new report, Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post-COVID-19. The report outlines the pandemic’s impact on child …


New Roadmap to Aid State Leaders in Developing Effective Early Learning Systems

September 21, 2020

Last week, the University of Texas at Austin’s Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center hosted a virtual event highlighting their new State Policy Roadmap. The aim of the Roadmap is to provide …


CLASP Report Shows Racial Disparities Impact on Infants and Toddlers of Color

September 17, 2020

Recently, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) released a report titled, A Pandemic within a Pandemic: How Coronavirus and Systemic Racism Are Harming Infants and Toddlers of Color. …


Report Examines Adverse Childhood Experiences in Early Childhood

September 10, 2020

Research shows that young children develop 1 million new neural connections every second making early childhood a crucial for long-term development. Research also finds that children’s social environments play an …


Survey Highlights Growing Child Care Concerns for Parents as Pandemic Continues

August 31, 2020

A new national survey of parents of children under age five from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Morning Consult reaffirms the importance of child care for our economic recovery …

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