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Middle-Income Families Can Slip Through Cracks of ECE Policy
November 12, 2009
Huffington Post

James Mejia, of the Denver Preschool Program, claims that affordable pre-k is necessary for children from all socio-economic classes.

State to Rate Child-Care Providers on Start System
November 9, 2009

The state of Montana is preparing to implement their new quality rating and improvement system, STARS, which will help parents pick high quality child care programs for their children.

Alarm Raised on Early Education
November 7, 2009
Cape Cod Times

According to Massachusetts’ early education commissioner, over 20,000 children are on the waiting list to receive financial help for pre-k and other educational programs.

U.S. Department of Education Opens Race to the Top Competition
November 12, 2009
U.S. Department of Education

The final application for the federal Race to the Top Fund grants has been released by the Department of Education.

Press Releases

  • ZERO TO THREE webinar series online

    Find resources including recordings, powerpoints and related resources from ZERO TO THREE’S first three webinars covering early learning guidelines for infants and toddlers, expanding Early Head Start, and financing infant-toddler services. 

  • State Teams Selected for National Symposium

    Bipartisan teams including leaders of 14 states’ executive and legislative branches, as well as business and foundation leaders, have been selected to participate in the National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy, to be held at Harvard University June 26-27, 2008.
    click here for the National Governors Association’s press release
    click here for the Center on the Developing Child’s press release

  • Learn About Trends in Early Childhood Policy and Find Your State’s Profile

    Read the press release and report and get individual state profiles from the National Center for Children in Poverty.

  • The National Summit on America’s Children

    The National Summit on America’s Children took place on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 on Capitol Hill, convened by house speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The day-long session convened national experts and academics on recent scientific findings and how they relate to early childhood development - a first step in making certain that federal policies on children reflect the latest scientific developments. 

Media Contacts

Center for Law and Social Policy

(202) 906-8014

Committee for Economic Development

(202) 296-5860 ext. 14

Council of Chief State School Officers

(202) 336-7034

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

(202) 776-0027, ext. 115

First Five Years Fund

(312) 453-1844

National Center for Children in Poverty

(646) 284-9616

National Conference of State Legislatures

(303) 856-1412

National Governors Association

(202) 624-5334

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

(617) 495-4158

Ounce of Prevention Fund

(312) 453-1947

United Way of America

(703) 836-7100


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