In 2012 alone, more than 21,000 infants were born with NAS. Further exacerbating the problem are the number of pregnant women—one in five—who are prescribed and fill a prescription for opioids.
Creating an Integrated Efficient Early Care and Education System to Support Children and Families: A State-by-State Analysis
A state-by-state analysis to explore whether states, like the federal government, are making progress toward improved integration and governance in ECE programs.
Report that scores and ranks how each state manages their ECE system funding, which can help families with young children access the programs and services they need.
Policymakers must extend services for infants beyond the first weeks of life
A small but important provision in last year’s tax law could provide an unlikely solution to America’s mounting child care crisis.
Good early childhood teachers do not stay when directors are weak, just as good public-school teachers are unlikely to stay when schools’ principals are weak.
It’s a common talking point: the main problems with the early childhood system are fragmentation and duplication of federal programs. But that axiom is as dubious as the predictable solution that often accompanies it: give states more flexibility. A closer…