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States Show Tremendous Interest in PDG B-5 at Chicago Meeting

October 22, 2018

Earlier this month, the BUILD Initiative, the Alliance for Early Success, EducationCounsel, NIEER, and the Ounce of Prevention Fund coordinated a meeting in Chicago, IL to provide information and assistance …

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FY19 Appropriations Coalition Thank You Letter

October 12, 2018

October 11, 2018 The Honorable Richard ShelbyUnited States Senate304 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Shelby, The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition appreciates the increased funding included …

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Strengthening the Quality of Care Nationwide with Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships

October 11, 2018

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grants aim to incorporate the strengths of Early Head Start into other child care opportunities in order to expand access to high-quality …

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PDG Birth-5 Statutory Overview and Funding Opportunity Announcement Highlights

October 5, 2018

This resource describes the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five program’s major statutory provisions and key Funding Opportunity Announcement requirements so that applicants have access to easy-to-understand information necessary for …

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Early Childhood Education Was a Big Winner in the Bipartisan Funding Bill Passed by Congress

October 5, 2018

Last month, Congress passed its FY2019 “minibus” appropriations package, which included $260 million in increases to federal early childhood education programs. In addition to a $200 million increase in funding …

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Rand Corporation Report Highlights Opportunity to Use ESSA Funding for Social and Emotional Learning

October 4, 2018

A December 2017 Rand Corporation report explains how states can utilize funding provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL encompasses a …

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Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Opioid Legislation that Includes Support for Children Affected by Epidemic

October 3, 2018

Today, the U.S. Senate voted 98-1 to approve the bipartisan “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” which was approved by the House last week with an overwhelming 393-8 vote. This …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Resource Makes the Business Case for ECE

September 28, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s (USCCF) Center for Education and Workforce is out with a new interactive resource for employers and business leaders on the role early childhood education …

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Harvard-Led Program Aims to Prevent Achievement Gap through Work with At-Risk Infants & Toddlers, Moms

September 27, 2018

NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston reports: Researchers know there’s an achievement gap that exists at 18 months. That’s before any formal learning has taken place. An organization in Boston is …

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Research Shows Early Care and Education Use is Rising Among Low-Income Hispanic Families

September 27, 2018

Research from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families finds that early care and education use is rising among low-income Hispanic families. Their latest brief, Access to Early …

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Congress Approves $260 Million Funding Increase for Federal Early Childhood Programs

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. – In a critical bipartisan House vote, Congress has approved a FY2019 “minibus” appropriations package that includes $260 million in increases to the federal early childhood education programs. …

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