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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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The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)

July 22, 2014

 The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2014 report ranks states …

Supporting Working Families with Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education (U.S. Dept of HHS)

July 17, 2014

The Administration for Children and Families worked with the White House and U.S. Department of Education to produce Supporting Working Families with Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education, a report on how child care and other early learning programs …

Report: Beyond Subprime Learning (New America Foundation)

July 16, 2014

 Education policymakers must put more focus on teaching and learning in the early years and continue that work up through third grade, according to Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education, a new report from New America’s Early Education …

Report: The Effects of Increased Learning Time on Student Academic and Nonacademic Outcomes: Findings from a Meta-Analytic Review (Institute of Education Sciences)

July 14, 2014

   REL Appalachia conducted a systematic review of the research evidence on the effects of increased learning time. After screening more than 7,000 studies, REL Appalachia identified 30 that met the most rigorous standards for research. A review of those …