The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.
Recently in Child Care Category
April 14, 2016
March 25, 2016
The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.
March 03, 2016
An investigation by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, found "minimal expectations, inconsistent rule enforcement and little help for [child care] centers that break safety regulations" in Mississippi.
February 09, 2016
Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.
December 16, 2015
Congress shows its interest in early childhood by increasing the budgets of Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
December 07, 2015
Only 25 percent of children 12 or younger in California with working parents have a licensed child-care spot available to them, according to a Nov. 19 report.
October 30, 2015
While most states are broadening their child-care assistance policies to serve more families, others are moving backward, says a report by the National Women's Law Center.
September 27, 2015
The $100 million loan fund, announced Sunday at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, will be used to help providers buy and renovate preschool space.
September 15, 2015
Noodle, which launched earlier this year, has created 51 guides that can steer parents toward information on the preschool landscape in their jurisdiction.
September 04, 2015
Nearly half of households with an employed mother and a child under 5 reported using a paid child-care provider, says a report by the Committee for Economic Development.