Next update scheduled for January 2014
The Early Care and Education database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2013 legislative sessions for 50 states and the territories. Issues include child care and child care financing, early childhood services, prekindergarten, professional development, home visiting, infants and toddlers, and financing early education. Legislation can be searched by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword. This database, which is updated biweekly, is made possible by the generous support of the Alliance for Early Success.
Child Care and Early Education 2013 Legislative Action
During the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico introduced nearly 700 bills on the topic of early care and education. Of those, 174 became law in 38 states and Puerto Rico.
The full NCSL Report on Early Care and Education – 2013 State Legislative Action is now available. The 2013 report is available at HERE. For more details and to track state legislation from the 2008 through 2013 sessions, visit the NCSL Early Care and Education legislation database (simply scroll down this page) and search bills by state, topic, bill number, author or bill status.