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BPC’s Linda Smith on New NASEM Early Childhood Study

Education / Press Release February 23, 2018

We must stop expecting the way we offered, and paid for, child care in the past to suffice for the realities of today.

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Letter from Early Childhood Co-Chairs on Child Care and Development Funding

Education / Research January 24, 2018

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five. 

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The Need for National Conversation on Early Childhood

Linda Smith / Blog January 18, 2018

Despite broad consensus on the importance of this time in a child’s life, we continue to debate how to best support parents so they can provide caring and enriching environments for their children

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Santorum and Miller to Congressional Leaders: Keep In Mind The Needs of Families With Young Children

Education / Research December 18, 2017

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Rep. George Miller and former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote to congressional leadership encouraging them to keep in mind the needs of families with young children. 

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Is America Under-Investing in its Young Children?

Education / Research December 7, 2017

In the ongoing debate over how to best allocate scarce federal resources, it is important to assess the state of public investment in young children and to ask whether current investments reflect the critical importance of the early childhood years.

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Rick Santorum and George Miller: Investing in long-term prosperity

Education / News November 12, 2017

At a time of unprecedented political division and discord, the simple proposition that everyone benefits when America’s children start life with a fair shot at success ought — still — to be an idea that unites us all.

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Miller, Santorum Release New Early Childhood Recommendations

Education / Press Release October 26, 2017

BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative led by Rep. George Miller and Sen. Rick Santorum release recommendations calling for an expanded child tax credit, focus on quality child care, and a new national policy on paid leave.

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A Bipartisan Case for Early Childhood Development

Education / Research October 25, 2017

BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, led by Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. George Miller explore how to maximize children’s earliest years, provide better support to families, and build stronger communities in their recent report on early childhood development.

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Supporting Early Childhood Development

Education / October 26, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us as we release the recommendations of our Early Childhood Initiative, led by Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. George Miller.

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BPC Welcomes Early Childhood Expert Linda Smith

Education / Press Release September 5, 2017

Linda Smith has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as director of early childhood policy.

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