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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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Evaluating Early Childhood Educators: Prekindergarten through Third Grade (Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes)

October 31, 2014

The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) recently published a new guide, Evaluating Early Childhood Educators: Prekindergarten through Third Grade (October 2014), to help state and district teams problem-solve and make design decisions related to evaluation systems for early …

Report: Start Early To Build A Healthy Future (Ounce)

October 31, 2014

 Research continues to affirm how critical are the first five years in a child’s life. And when it comes to giving him or her a chance to learn, grow and lead a long, healthy and productive life, the importance of …

Job Openings in the Office of Child Care (US Dept. of Health and Human Services)

October 28, 2014

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce three job openings in the OCC Washington DC office. The duties within these positions include developing and conducting analyses to identify and understand the needs and preferences of Early Head Start-Child …

Child Care and Development Block Grant Participation at a 15-Year Low (CLASP)

October 27, 2014

 Participation in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) has fallen for the third consecutive year to a 15-year low. Fewer children were served in 2013 than in 1998. In February of this year, CLASP first reported that the …