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Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
Ewen Danielle, Hogan Lauren, Johnson-Staub Christine, 27 January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To address the current instability of the child care industry, it is critical that states spend these new funds as quickly as possible, in ways that are designed to ensure that providers have the supports they need to continue to operate, and that…
Regenstein Elliot M., Strausz-Clark Chris, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
During the pandemic, there have been bipartisan calls for dramatically increased public funding for EEC. As that money is being invested, more needs to be done to make it easier for families to exercise true choice-in which they have affordable,…
Smith Linda K., Morris Suzann, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As child care programs across the country are financially impacted by closures and reduced numbers of children due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, revisiting how states addressed rates with the CCDBG increase provides a road map for where…
Child Care Aware of America, 02 February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource is meant to provide an overview of some of the federal responses to COVID-19. It is not meant to provide loan counseling. Please see details of these federal and state programs to ensure compliance and eligibility. (author abstract)
Hoskins Lynn, Solheim Mary, Antonsen Kim, Messenger Debra, Reinfeld Rachel, Johnson Zach, Hassan Suad, Zackery Kiarra, Ragatz Kirsten, Johnson Rachel, Swenson Karin, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
This paper is the result of 18 months of conversation, exploration, relationship-building, research, and circle time together with a team comprised of members of both Education Minnesota and Kids Count On Us, and five staff members from the two…
Hoskins Lynn, Solheim Mary, Antonsen Kim, Messenger Debra, Reinfeld Rachel, Johnson Zach, Hassan Suad, Zackery Kiarra, Ragatz Kirsten, Johnson Rachel, Swenson Karin, January, 2021
Executive Summary
This paper reflects the work of a partnership between ISAIAH’s Kids Count On Us coalition and Education Minnesota’s Educator Innovation Policy Center, or EPIC. Clearly Minnesota needs a dramatic overhaul of the early care and education system. We…
LiBetti Ashley, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, policy and practice must bring home-based child care providers into the fold of the early childhood ecosystem. Any future efforts to improve access to and quality of early care and education must recognize…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, February, 2021
Reports & Papers
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented, urgent challenges for the child care and early education workforce. Though the workforce has always been fragile, new stressors presented over the past year have highlighted fundamental structural…
Lawrence Brandy Jones, Sharrock Emily, Parkerson Courtney, February, 2021
Other
Apprenticeships, or “educator residencies,” as we refer to them in Investing in the Birth-to-Three Workforce: A New Vision to Strengthen the Foundation for All Learning, offer a roadmap for rebuilding the workforce at this critical moment with…
Oh Park Soojin, Hassairi Nail, 11 February, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Following the pioneering efforts of a federal Head Start program, U.S. state policymakers have rapidly expanded access to Early Care and Education (ECE) programs with strong bipartisan support. Within the past decade the enrollment of 4 year-olds…
First Five Years Fund, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Every year, millions of children from low-income families who range in age from birth through age five, benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs. While programs may occur in different settings and have different…
First Five Years Fund, February, 2021
Other
FFYF has developed this Blueprint for Progress with resources and information showcasing the policy opportunities for lawmakers to support the care and education of children from birth through age five. (author abstract)
Hardy Alycia, Robbins Katherine Gallagher, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In the table below, CLASP estimates the child care relief funding each state, D.C., and Puerto Rico can expect to receive from this visionary bill if the Senate passes it in the coming weeks. This investment can’t come soon enough for families and…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, January, 2021
Other
This section discusses quality set-aside basics, along with options for quality activities, as related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).