The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently published its annual report on early care and education bills enacted during the 2014 session. Early Care and Education 2014 Legislative Action (December 2014), finds that in 2014 state lawmakers in 49 states introduced more than 900 bills addressing an array of policy issues related to young children. Of those, 111 were enacted or adopted into law in 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Enacted laws address issues such as the quality of child care, expanded and improved prekindergarten programs, early literacy development, school readiness, early childhood governance, and data collection.
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