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ECEC Board Members, don’t forget to check the Board Member Only section of the website regularly for call schedules, minutes, and ECEC’s latest publications and submissions!

ECEC Members in States Applying for Pre-K Development and Expansion Grants

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that 35 states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants under the new $250 million Preschool Development Grants program. The Preschool Development Grants competition supports States to (1) build or enhance a preschool program infrastructure that would enable […]

The Learning Care Group to Follow First Lady Guidelines (Washington Post)

The Learning Care Group, the nation’s second largest for-profit child care providers is adopting Michelle Obama’s healthy eating and activity guidelines. The first lady this week has been marking the fourth anniversary of “Let’s Move,” the initiative to combat childhood obesity that she launched in February 2010. In October 2012, The Learning Care Group voluntarily […]

Reid Says Senate Will Consider Child Care Bill (The Hill)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that the Senate would soon consider a bill to increase access to childcare. Leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wrote the Child Care Development Block Grant reauthorization bill last year.S.1086 provides block grants to states to help low-income families obtain childcare. It authorizes […]

Child Care Subsidy Spending, Participation Fall to New Lows (CLASP)

About 263,000 fewer children received child care assistance through CCDBG in 2012 than in 2006, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). – See more

New Mexico Democrats Push for Early Childhood Education (Albuquerque Business First)

In the Democratic response to Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State speech on Tuesday, Sen. William P. “Bill” Soules, D-Doña Ana County, said the state’s main problems include poverty and the economy, as well as education. Soules said the party’s top two priorities this year will be passing constitutional amendments to increase the minimum […]

U.S. Senate Committee Passes Child Care Bill

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant. Read Executive Director M.-A. Lucas’ statement on CCDBG reauthorization.

Support an Arizona Budget that protects child care for 4,000 children

It is time for all of us to weigh in with State Senators and Representatives: the cuts to child care must stop! Visit the ECEC Arizona Action Center and send a message today!

“We need to make the public aware”

Arizona Child Care Association Executive Director Bruce Liggett explains the importance of child care and early education in the Arizona Republic. Visit the ECEC Arizona Action Center  for the latest!

Webinar: Connecting Capitols and Classrooms

Legislators need to hear about what is going on in programs and classrooms – your classrooms – and all of us need to be a voice for child care as our state and federal legislators work at the Capitols. ECEC and NAEYC co-hosted a webinar highlighting tools and examples from the field about hosting elected officials in early childhood programs!