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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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Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for E­ffective Principal Practice (NAESP)

October 21, 2014

  This guide is aimed primarily at principals, but it can be a resource for anyone who cares about supporting quality teaching and learning for Pre-K-3 learners, including childcare providers, directors of preschool programs, coaches, mentors, professional developers, teachers, superintendents, school …

Initiatives from Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker’s Guide (Education Commission of the States)

October 21, 2014

  Policymakers across the country recognize how vital a child’s earliest learning opportunities are to their long-term educational success. That does not always mean, however, that policymakers know how to impact these early years, or even where to start. Published …

Child Care Assistance for Parents in Education and Training: Executive Summary (The Urban Institute)

October 14, 2014

 New economic realities have focused attention on how to best design workforce development strategies to help low-wage and low-skill workers succeed. Lack of child care is one important barrier that can make it difficult for low-income parents to successfully participate …

Kids’ Share 2014: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2013 (Urban Institute)

October 6, 2014

  The Urban Institute recently published its eighth annual report examining federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Kids’ Share 2014: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2013 (September 2014) provides an updated analysis of federal, as well as …