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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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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 …

Report: Exploring Instability and Children’s Well Being (The Urban Institute)

July 23, 2014

Awareness is growing of the essential role of stability in children’s healthy development and ability to learn—and of the damage that instability can do. This concern, however, has emerged separately across many different domains, including different policy areas, different areas …

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 …