Month: January 2018

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Completes First Half of Multi-City Child Care Roadshow -

Last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation completed the first half of of its multi-city roadshow, which brought together business leaders, policy makers, advocates and practitioners to discuss the critical role of high-quality early childhood education and care in advancing the workforce of today and tomorrow. Included at each stop was a discussion of the Foundation’s new report, “Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow,” which explains that, by … Read More

New NIH Study: Children Who Experience Quality ECE More Likely to Earn College Degree -

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds students who participated in an intensive early childhood program were more likely to achieve greater academic gains beyond high school. Researchers obtained these results by following the 30-year progress of 958 students who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPS) program in inner-city Chicago. The study found that CPS graduates were more likely to obtain higher academic degrees than their … Read More

Santorum & Miller to Congress: Double Funding for Child Care and Development Block Grant -

Earlier this week, former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Congressman George Miller (D-CA) – the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Early Childhood Initiative – wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for children ages birth to five. “As you work to complete the FY 2018 appropriations bill, we urge you to double … Read More

New Resources Detail How Federal Support and Partnerships Expand Early Childhood Education Opportunities in States -

States across the nation are leading the way to ensure more children—especially those from low-income families—have access to high-quality early learning and care from birth through age five. And many of the opportunities that exist at the state and local level have been made possible through strong partnerships with the federal government, aimed at expanding access, increasing quality, and more. Today, the First Five Years Fund is releasing a … Read More

It’s Not Just CHIP: This Bipartisan Federal Program Supporting New Moms Expired in September -

America’s overwhelmingly bipartisan and evidence-based home visiting program expired in September, and now new moms will soon be turned away from the voluntary programs that are proven to help lift families out of poverty.   The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program puts families first to strengthen communities and improve health, education and economic outcomes for kids and their parents. A cornerstone of evidence-based public policy, MIECHV … Read More