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Putting Child Care at the Top of the Agenda

A new era for child care subsidy policy is before us. The 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) now explicitly states that child development is one of the purposes of the funding. 

A Great Year for the Alliance and Our Partners

Dear Friends and Colleagues. 

What a ride.  For this Kansas Citian, 2014 will be remembered for the Royals improbable, yet fantastic, run up to the last out of the last inning of the last game of the World Series.  For all of us, it will be remembered for some of the most significant gains for vulnerable young children and families we have seen in nearly two decades. 

Colorado Early Childhood Advocates Celebrate After Successful Legislative Session

At the conclusion of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2014 Legislative Session on May 7th, early childhood advocates had a lot to celebrate.  Beginning with opening day speeches by both the Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino, and the Senate President, Morgan Carroll, children’s issues and child care in particular were major areas of focus throughout the session. 

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