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The Early Care and Education Consortium is a non-profit alliance of America's leading providers of quality early learning programs. Consortium members operate more than 8,200 licensed centers in every state, caring for and educating over one million children every day across the country. The Early Care and Education Consortium is an advocacy voice for child care providers as policies for child care and early learning develop and change across the country.

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New Fact Sheets on 2012 CCDBG Participation at All Ages (CLASP)

August 26, 2014

Three new fact sheets from CLASP provide information on child care services funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). In 2012, the program provided child care assistance for 1.5 million children. CCDBG is the primary source of …

Child care decision making: Understanding priorities and processes used by low-income families in Minnesota (Research Connections)

August 21, 2014

Few studies have described parents’ child care decision-making process, yet understanding how parents make child care choices is fundamental to developing effective services to promote the selection of high-quality care. This study used latent profile analysis to distinguish subgroups of …

The State of America’s Children 2014 Report (Children’s Defense Fund)

August 21, 2014

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? CDF’s new report The State of America’s Children 2014 finds child poverty has reached record …

State Early Care and Education Updates 2014 (National Women’s Law Center)

August 8, 2014

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has published State Early Care and Education Updates 2014 (August 2014), which provides information on recent state early childhood education and child care policies and investments. The brief finds that a number of states …