Seizing New Policy Opportunities to Help Low-Income Mothers with Depression: Current Landscape, Innovations, and Next Steps
view link by Center for Law and Social Policy
view link by The Heckman Equation
For the first time, Professor James Heckman and his team have calculated the economic value of better health outcomes, as well as the economic benefits of providing high-quality childcare to mothers.
States are using their ECE data to better understand the needs of families. This brief shares strategies and recommendations for states and communities to use data to open even more doors to children and families.view link by Early Childhood Data Collaborative
This report was written for the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs as a result of concerns that a high number of very young children across Maine were being suspended or expelled from early care and education settings, including preschools, child care centers, family child care homes, and Head Starts. This report examines what Maine child care providers and teachers are experiencing in their child care homes and classrooms, and what can be done to address the concerns that young children in Maine are not consistently receiving the support they need to develop all the skills they need to be able to start school on time and succeed academically.view link by Maine Children's Alliance
This brief highlights how repealing the ACA will impact the well-being of parents and harm child well-being.view link by CLASP
This report discusses how Texas policymakers can support mothers with perinatal depressionview link by Texans Care for Children
This brief analyzes actions taken by four states to address the difficulties that often come with the transition process from pre-k to kindergarten and discusses the opportunities and challenges with their various approaches.view link by New America
This report takes a closer look at teacher licensing laws and practices for elementary age students in four states (Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, and Arkansas) to better understand how different policy strategies affect hiring, instruction, teacher practice, and young children themselves.view link by New America
This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the major strategies for improving early educators' compensation and the pros and cons of each.view link by TEACH Early Childhood National Center
This webinar reviews the current status of compensation policies and wages in early care and education, identifies barriers to higher compensation, and discusses how higher education and career pathways can lead to better wages. The webinar includes personal testimonies of two ECE teachers who have attained higher degrees or credentials and as a result, improved their compensation.
This report tracks states’ progress in implementing the 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization law. The report focuses on four key state policy areas intended to ensure the health and safety of children in care, promote child care quality, and help families get and retain child care assistance. Specifically, this report reviews: 1) Additional staff hired to implement the law’s new licensing and monitoring requirements; 2) Length of the eligibility period during which families can continue to receive child care assistance without having to recertify and interim reporting requirements during that period; 3) Payment to child care providers for days when children receiving child care assistance are absent; 4) Differential (higher) payment rates for special needs care, care during nontraditional hours, and other specialized care in short supply.view link by NWLC