Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce

For many years, advocates of early education have focused on reaching children and their families. Getting more four-year-olds into pre-K, for example, has been an important and increasingly successful rallying cry.

A Much Needed Conversation about Child Care

Last week, Michigan’s Children partnered with the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and several other state advocacy partners to organize opportunities to strategize action around some very important services that touch the lives of families with babies and toddlers. 

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.