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About the Early Care and Education Consortium

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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National Survey of Early Care and Education Fact Sheet (OPRE)

December 17, 2014

This fact sheet provides the first nationally representative portrait of center-based early care and education (ECE) in more than 20 years, using data from the newly available National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). ECE programs are described that …

Early learning in the news!

December 15, 2014

 Check out these recent news stories dealing with early education!   NBC News: Pre-K Expansion, Early Education Focus Of White House Summit ABC News: Obama Announces $1B for Early Childhood Education MPR News: Making the case for early childhood education Star Tribune: Northside Achievement …

18 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Programs (U.S. Dept. of Ed.)-

December 11, 2014

 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that 18 states have been awarded grants, totaling more than $226 million, under the Preschool Development Grants program. Through these Preschool Development Grant awards, …

Preliminary Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion Awards (U.S. Dept of HHS)-

December 11, 2014

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced preliminary winners for its Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership  grants to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers. Thus far, …