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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alliance for Early Success is pleased to release two new reports that expand on our Birth through Age Eight Policy Framework by identifying key policies that connect health, family support, and early learning.
Over the past 9 months the Policy Institute of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families led a Policy Campaign to educate policy makers and stakeholders about early childhood care and education in general, and specifically about the significant lack of funding for all the early care and education programs in Louisiana.