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Early Care and Education

Early Care and Education

EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE BILL TRACKING DATABASE

Baby crawling toward the cameraThis database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2015 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. Search by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.

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QUARTERLY E-UPDATE

young girl smelling a flowerOn a quarterly basis the Early Care and Education project compiles and shares an e-update. You may view an archive, as well as the most recent winter 2015 edition, by clicking MORE below. Each e-update includes NCSL specific resources as well as additional resources that might be helpful to you. 

 

 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD 101

Young Boy and Girl sitting at a desk reading togetherAre you looking for a quick scan of the hot topics related to early learning? Look no further then the Early Childhood 101 page. Here you can learn about the science of brain development, governance structures, family supports and parent engagements, plus so much more.

This page is continually updated so be sure to check back often.

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ECE STATE BUDGET ACTIONS FY 2014

Nurse visiting with mother and babyFull report, including colored maps and state appropriations table available now. State appropriations to early care and education increased 3.8 percent ($368.8 million). Appropriations increased in each of the four categories—child care, prekindergarten, home visiting and other related programs—with prekindergarten appropriations seeing the largest increase between FY 2014 and FY 2015.

 

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EARLY LEARNING FELLOWS PROGRAM

Capitol Dome with Blue BackgroundNCSL's Early Learning Fellows program began in 2011. The program exposes Fellows to the latest research and state policy ideas during a series which includes webinars and meetings. 2015 Fellows will be nominated by state leadership, complete an application, and will be selected based on their interest and commitment to the topic. Learn more about the program.

 

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW | EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

State lawmakers play an important role in advancing critical early childhood programs that support children’s healthy development and promote family well-being. Equipped with compelling brain research and strong economic and evaluation findings, lawmakers are working to improve access to and quality of early childhood services that are key to children’s development, school readiness, life success and family well-being.

NCSL staff focuses on state policy, tracking legislation and providing research and policy analysis, consultation, and technical assistance specifically geared to a legislative audience. In addition staff annually host NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows program, a premier program geared toward legislators and legislative staff who are experienced or emerging leaders on early childhood and early learning issues.

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  • Early Care and Education Winter 2015 E-Update

    Quarterly, Winter 2015, edition of the early care and education e-update includes: 2014 legislative action and information on the legislative database, an explanation of technical assistance, a closer look at the costs of child care, information about the early learning fellows program and a federal update looking at the 2014 early learning summit and CCDBG Reauthorization 2014.

  • Early Care and Education State Budget Actions FY 2014

    Summary of findings from NCSL's 20 state survey of legislative fiscal offices on their FY 2014-15 state appropriations for various early care and education programs (child care, prekindergarten, home visiting and other related programs).

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