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50-State Data, Report or Brief 2016

Child Care and Development Fund Plans FY 2016-2018: State Waivers and Corrective Actions

Analyses of FY 2016-2018 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plans. In the plans, states indicate how they will implement the CCDF program, including the new requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. 

view link by National Women’s Law Center
Report or Brief 2016

ZERO TO THREE: Infants and Toddlers in the Policy Picture: A Self-Assessment Toolkit for States

This toolkit is intended to help state policy leaders and advocates assess the current status of services for infants, toddlers, and their families, and to set priorities for improvement. 

view link by Zero to Three
Report or Brief 2016

Measuring Up: Strengthening Louisiana’s Early Childhood Accountability System. April 2016.

Recommendation from the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children to the state department of education on how to establish a “uniform assessment and accountability system for publicly funded early childhood education programs.”

view link by Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
Report or Brief 2016

A report from MI: Building a Better Child Care System

Recommendations to the Michigan Office of Great Start on how to improve the child care system, particularly the subsidy system.

view link by Public Sector Consultant (Michigan)
50-State Data 2016

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2016

An annual report that summarizes of the cost of child care across the country, examines the importance of child care as a workforce support and as an early learning program, and explores the effect of high costs on families’ child care options.

view link by Child Care Aware of America
Report or Brief 2016

K-3 Policymakers’ Guide to Action: Making the early years count

This report summarizes the top policy priorities for improving K-3 instruction and outcomes identified by content experts convened by Education Commission of the States.

view link by Education Commission of the States
50-State Data, Fact Sheet 2016

50-State Comparison: K-3 Quality

State-by-state comparison of key policies that support quality in the K-3 grades. Also includes individual state profiles

view link by Education Commission of the States
Report or Brief 2016

Full-Day Kindergarten: A look across the states

This brief explores the different methods that states use to fund both full-day and half-day kindergarten and examines the spectrum of full-day kindergarten program requirements across the country.

view link by Education Commission of the States
50-State Data, Fact Sheet, Report or Brief 2016

Early Childhood Workforce Index

The Early Childhood Workforce Index compiles state-by-state information on early childhood employment conditions and policies and tracks progress in states' efforts to improve early childhood jobs. 

view link by Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Report or Brief 2016

Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education

This report outlines five policy areas in early learning that, coupled with high-quality K-12 education, will contribute to strengthening student outcomes through college and careers.

view link by Council of Chief State School Officers