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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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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, …

Report- Two Generations Together: Case Studies from Head Start (NHSA)

January 28, 2015

“The six examples in this report document how Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the country have worked with families, local employers, and community partners to create two-generation opportunities for children and parents to achieve lasting stability and …

New Resource Materials from the National AfterSchool Association

January 23, 2015

The National AfterSchool Association has released a series of focus briefs on quality in afterschool programs for children from 4 to 12 years old. They include; why quality matters, how to identify high quality programs, promoting professionalism, funding for quality, …

FACT SHEET: A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code That Responsibly Invests in Middle Class Families (The White House)

January 21, 2015

 The White House has released a Fact Sheet outlining President Obama’s proposed tax reforms. The reforms are geared to help middle class families get ahead and grow the economy. Read it here.