Month: November 2016

Louisiana Strengthening Early Learning Programs Through School Readiness Tax Credits -

We spend a lot of time touting the benefits of quality early childhood education (ECE) for low income children. After all, brain science proves that these programs have long-term positive effects on children, families, and entire communities. The state of Louisiana has made a significant investment in early childhood education programs through school readiness tax credits. These tax credits have helped to grow the number and expand the reach of … Read More

A new study proves North Carolina’s investment in early learning is paying off -

This week researchers at the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy published the results of a new study that show children who were enrolled in North Carolina’s early childhood programs “performed better throughout elementary school, with gains lasting through fifth grade, according to a study by Duke University researchers,” according to the Raleigh News & Observer. More than 1 million children born between 1988 and 2000 were studied, and researchers … Read More

The House Committee on Ways and Means Hosts Bipartisan Briefing on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Education Program (MIECHV) -

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means hosted a bipartisan briefing for staff on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Education (MIECHV) program. MIECHV is a federal-state partnership that supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories. MIECHV programs connect families with highly trained community based home visitors who  partner with at-risk families from pregnancy to help … Read More

Secretary John King Emphasizes Responsibility to Increase Access to Quality Early Learning -

Today Secretary John King is scheduled to speak the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. He brings a simple message to early education professionals and advocates: access to early learning programs is not enough; children need access to high-quality programs. According to remarks distributed ahead of the event, Secretary King plans to highlight President Obama’s legacy on early childhood education by featuring two Early Learning Challenge (ELC) grantees. RTT-ELC … Read More