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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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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 …

Report: Segregation and Peers’ Characteristics in the 2010-2011 Kindergarten Class (EPI)

August 5, 2014

With income inequality at record levels, the interactions between poverty and race remain strong and troubling and continue to impede educational progress for many students. As scholars document the connections between neighborhood and school-level segregation, it is important that we …

Improving Children’s Chances by Intervening Early and Often (The Brookings Institute)

July 28, 2014

 The Center on Children and Families (CCF) at the Brookings Institute recently published a new brief, How Much Could We Improve Children’s Life Chances by Intervening Early and Often? (July 2014), by Isabel V. Sawhill and Quentin Karpilow. The brief …

Brief: Child Care Assistance: Helping Parents Work and Children Succeed (CLASP)

July 24, 2014

This brief highlights why child care assistance is an essential work support program for low-income working families and provides evidence that these subsidies are associated with sustainable employment for parents and improved child outcomes. It makes the case for why …