ECEC has two new public resources: 2016 State of the State Addresses Dates and Speech Texts which identifies the education focus points within the Governors’ speeches. The tracker includes the follow details: State name and speech linked (if available) Date of speech Governor of the state Political party of the Governor (color coded) ECEC CCDF […]
ECEC is prominently featured in Fortune Magazine’s March 30th article, Child Care Workers Join Fast-Food Workers’ Fight for $15 an Hour. Executive Director, M.-A. Lucas and Rachel Demma, Policy Director provide critical perspective on the need for cushioning families from the burden of taking on increased program costs a wage increase would entail. Their comments […]
What is Data-Driven Professional Development and Why Does It Work? Data, data, data. It’s all the rage these days. You have tons of excel files, and you recently learned how to make a pivot table (!!!), but how do you actually use the numbers and information you spend so much time collecting and manipulating? Is […]
ECEC is proud to announce that we have gained a new member; The North Carolina Licensed Child Care Association We are so pleased they have joined our team and we are excited about the unique points of view and wide knowledge base they both bring to the table.
The QRIS National Learning Network recently updated its QRIS State Map and Contact Information, which provides information on states’ Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), including status, program name, website, implementing agency, primary contact and alternate contact. See it here.
“The Institute for Child Success recently published a new brief, When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years (January 2015). The brief discusses the importance of executive function and self-regulatory skills in early childhood, the developmental course of these skills, the critical role of early caregivers, and […]
On February 2nd, President Obama released his FY2016 budget proposal to Congress, which includes several significant asks for early care and learning. Below are a number of fact sheets and summaries to give you a better idea of what the President has proposed. Middle Class Economics: The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Supporting Children and […]
“This brief highlights the efforts of four states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington and Wisconsin— to reduce their achievement gaps through state-level task forces or commissions and other legislative action. These four states historically boast average or strong academic achievement levels, but all are facing achievement gaps, some of them significant.” Common themes between states include; […]
“The six examples in this report document how Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the country have worked with families, local employers, and community partners to create two-generation opportunities for children and parents to achieve lasting stability and success. Both the case studies and the analyses that follow are designed for two purposes. […]