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September 08, 2011

Senate HELP Committee Gets Schooled on Child Care

U.S.Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., heard from experts in the child-care field on ways to improve the rules for states using federal child-care subsidies.

August 01, 2011

A Visit to Chicago's Educare

Educare's graduates score higher on kindergarten readiness assessments than national averages, and the longer children are in Educare they better they do.

July 14, 2011

Minnesota Government Shutdown Halts Day Care Subsidies--Update

With non-critical governmental services still at a halt, child-care subsidies have dried up, having a significant impact on low-income families and the centers that serve their children.

June 09, 2011

Michelle Obama Unveils 'Let's Move' for Child Care Providers

First lady Michelle Obama released a checklist today of healthy practices child care providers can use to reduce childhood obesity.

May 24, 2011

Delaware 2012 Budget Invests in Early-Learning Through Child Care Quality

A total of $22 million in new money aims to boost child-care early and learning.

April 21, 2011

Business Leaders Go Viral to Support Early Learning

It's interesting to see more and more business leaders going public with their support for investment in early-childhood care and education.

March 15, 2011

Study Ranks Best, Worst States in Child Care Practices

A new report finds slight progress on the regulation and monitoring of child care centers nationally, but says 26 states still earn a failing grade.

January 18, 2011

Child Care in the News

There's a lot going on in child care lately. According to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), federal child care spending in 2009 stood at $12.4 billion, down slightly from 2008. The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCBDG) is up for reauthorization, bringing issues of child care for low-income families to the fore. The Urban Institute recently released a paper calling for policymakers to help low-income families keep their children in stable care. And the National Association for Regulatory Administration has issued a call to strengthen state licensing for child care.

December 22, 2010

Advocates Give California Early Learning a C-Minus

On December 20, the California advocacy group Children Now, released its 2011 report card , which graded 11 aspects of children's health, safety and learning across the state. The report also included an action agenda of 10 items Children Now hopes lawmakers will address in the new year. The highest...

December 14, 2010

University of Florida Launches Early-Childhood Studies Center

The interdisciplinary center will bring together scholards from education, law, medicine, public health, and the life sciences to work on both research and practice.

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