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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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Trends in the Use of Early Care and Education, 1995-2011 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation)

April 14, 2014

In recent decades, there has been a large increase in young children’s participation in early care and education (ECE) programs. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and …

Report- The Physical and Mental Health of Head Start Staff: The Pennsylvania Head Start Staff Wellness Survey, 2012 (CDC)-

April 11, 2014

Despite attention to the health of low-income children in Head Start, little is known about the health of adults working for the program. The objective of our study was to compare the physical and mental health of women working in …

Rising Cost Of Child Care May Help Explain Recent Increase In Stay-At-Home Moms (Pew Research Center

April 10, 2014

 A greater share of mothers are not working outside the home than at any time in the past two decades, according to a new Pew Research Center report. After declining for several decades — bottoming out at 23% around the …

Children and Poverty: the Role of Preschool (NIEER)

April 4, 2014

This guest post, written by NIEER Senior Research Fellow Cynthia Lamy, highlights the effectiveness of high-quality preschool as a weapon against poverty. Lamy states that the benefits of high quality preschool exceed the costs of the programs, which is great …