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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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Newly Updated QRIS State Map and Contact Information (QRIS National Learning Network)

February 27, 2015

The QRIS National Learning Network recently updated its QRIS State Map and Contact Information, which provides information on states’ Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), including status, program name, website, implementing agency, primary contact and alternate contact. See it here. 

When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years (Institute for Child Success)

February 9, 2015

“The Institute for Child Success recently published a new brief, When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years (January 2015). The brief discusses the importance of executive function and self-regulatory skills in …

The President’s FY 2016 Budget Proposal

February 3, 2015

On February 2nd, President Obama released his FY2016 budget proposal to Congress, which includes several significant asks for early care and learning. Below are a number of fact sheets and summaries to give you a better idea of what the …

Brief- Closing The Achievement Gap: Four States’ Efforts (Education Commission of the States)

January 28, 2015

 “This brief highlights the efforts of four states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington and Wisconsin— to reduce their achievement gaps through state-level task forces or commissions and other legislative action. These four states historically boast average or strong academic achievement levels, …