Early Care and Education


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Blog | Infant and Toddler Data

ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends has produced a first-of-its-kind publication to answer how the 12 million infants and toddlers are faring in the United States. Read this recent blog to learn more. 


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Prenatal-to-3 Webinar

Register for this 60-minute webinar to learn more about strengthening prenatal-to-3 systems of care through evidence-informed state level policies and how to collaborate with the Policy Impact Center. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs aims to be a resource for state leaders for objective and rigorous reviews of the evidence on policies impacting the earliest years. 

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Early Care and Education


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Prenatal-to-Three Policy Symposium

Legislators and staff from 16 states gathered in Austin, Texas to explore how state policymakers can improve outcomes for infants and toddlers. Agenda, and meeting resources from the symposium are now available. 


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Early Learning Fellows

2019 marked the eighth year of NCSL's Early Learning Fellows Program. Learn more about the selected cohort of 26 representing 13 states, view information about the in-person meetings and webinars along with other related materials.


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Early Learning Opportunities

Each year, state legislatures consider legislation to improve the quality and increase access to early learning opportunities in their states. Increasingly, legislators are focusing their efforts on improving the early care and education workforce.


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Early Care and Education Legislation

This database tracks and updates early care and education legislation from the 2008-2020 legislative sessions for the 50 states and the territories. Search by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.