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…
While fewer children are cared for in in-home and family child care (FCC) than in child care centers, FCC is an important part of the early care and learning landscape.
In addition to allowing individuals to more fully participate in an increasingly global economy, bilingualism has been shown to have cognitive benefits.
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller, wrote to congressional leaders thanking them for prioritizing significant additional funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant.