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The Alliance for Early Success is a 50-state resource for early-childhood advocates as they pursue the big, sustained impact that will ensure every child in every state, birth through age eight, has an equal chance to grow, learn, and succeed.

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Treating Child Care Like Early Learning Means Funding Child Care Like Early Learning

EDITORIAL The president’s American Families Plan, as currently proposed, includes an unprecedented level of federal investment for early care and education (ECE). To many in our field, this is the moment for building a cohesive birth-to-five ECE system and doing away with the distinction between “child care” and “pre-k.” Alliance for Early Success Senior Policy Director Albert Wat explains how blending the two systems together seamlessly will require fundamental changed in the way we think about funding child care.

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The Pandemic Suspended and Expelled Everyone – What Can States Do About It?

WEBINAR The pandemic increased stress for children, parents, and the early childhood workforce, which require increases in resources to effectively support the workforce as they manage their own stress and the social-emotional needs of the children returning to their care. In this webinar we heard about early childhood mental health consultation (ECMH) in the new ECE environment.

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Illinois Announces Significant Expansion of Financial Assistance for Families Seeking Child Care and Providers

Illinois has announced a significant expansion of financial assistance for both families and providers that allow children to return to quality, affordable child care programs. Eighty percent of families will pay less for child care under this latest round of changes, to be administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

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