ECE News

April 26, 2023

Biden Signs Executive Order to Improve Access to Child Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday that contains more than 50 directives to increase access to child care and improve the work life of caregivers.

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How the U.S. Compares to the Rest of the World in Access to Early Education

Early childhood learning is perhaps the most critically important stage in a person’s cognitive and emotional development. Patterns and behaviors emerge that set in motion how that person will continue to learn as they age.

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States Seek to Ease Child Care Crunch

States are spending more money and creating new incentives to ease the severe child care crisis, with most federal pandemic aid set to dry up in September.

The child care shortage costs the United States $122 billion in lost earnings, productivity and revenue each year, according to ReadyNation, a consortium of business leaders under the umbrella of the Council for a Strong America, a bipartisan nonprofit that promotes workforce solutions.

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Head Start Centers to Expand Child Care Access at Community Colleges

More community colleges are set to get free on-campus early childhood care and education centers as part of a new initiative.

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