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Survey Results: Building Support for Early Childhood Excellence

Education / Page June 4, 2018

BPC partnered with Luntz Global to survey conservative and liberal viewpoints on child care and early learning.

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Moving Beyond the Degree Debate

Linda Smith / Blog April 30, 2018

Whether or not an early childhood educator has a degree should not be the sole—or even primary—identifying factor of the profession.

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Are Networks the Key to the Future of Family Child Care?

Linda Smith / Blog April 3, 2018

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.

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Society Benefits from More Bilingual Young Children

Linda Smith / Blog March 5, 2018

In addition to allowing individuals to more fully participate in an increasingly global economy, bilingualism has been shown to have cognitive benefits.

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Letter in Support of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

Education / Research March 5, 2018

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.  

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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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