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About the Early Care and Education Consortium

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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ECEC is recruiting!

November 25, 2014

ECEC has a job opening for a State Policy Senior Associate. Click here to learn more. 

CCDBG Signed by the President!

November 21, 2014

On Wednesday, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law.  The law, which Congress passed with strong bipartisan support, reauthorizes the child care program for the first time since 1996 and represents …

Open Letter from Academics, Researchers: Increase Investments in High-Quality Early Childhood Education

November 17, 2014

A group of more than 500 researchers and academics from around the country released an open letter today urging policymakers on all levels of government to support greater investments in high-quality early childhood education. The letter, released in conjunction with …

Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach (Annie E. Casey Foundation)  

November 14, 2014

A new KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach (November 2014), discusses the challenges faced by low-income families and recommends simultaneously providing parents and children with the tools they need …