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ECEC Federal Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress

Based on ECEC member experiences in classrooms and programs across all 50 states, we offer these priorities for Congress:

  • helping families access quality care and learning opportunities
  • prekindergarten education
  • building a system of high-quality care and education
  • strengthening the early childhood workforce
  • supporting health and nutrition through CACFP
  • tax credits to improve access and quality

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Webinars

The FY2014 budget  included a new investment of $500 million in  Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. These funds will support and expand the availability of high quality early learning programs for infants and toddlers through competitive grants to new and existing Early Head Start grantees that partner with child care providers that serve low-income children. The partnerships will meet the highest standards of quality for infant and toddler program services in providing full day services that offer comprehensive supports to meet the needs of working families and promote school readiness.

A Funding Announcement Opportunity (FOA) will be released by the Office of Head Start in early Spring 2014. Sign up to participate in webinars hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services