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How States Can Create a More Efficient Early Care and Education System

Education / December 13, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

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.

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Linda Smith: The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis Deserve Better

Education / News December 3, 2018

Policymakers must extend services for infants beyond the first weeks of life

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Early Learning Facilities

Education / Page November 13, 2018

BPC has brought together an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders to address the ofter overlooked aspect of physical environment in early care and learning programs

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Linda Smith and Tim Shaw: One Way to Fix the Child Care Crisis? Look to the Tax Law

Education / News October 15, 2018

A small but important provision in last year’s tax law could provide an unlikely solution to America’s mounting child care crisis.

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Linda Smith: Helping Children Succeed

Education / News October 15, 2018

As our neighborhoods grow and employment opportunities become more robust, it is critical to consider the child care and early learning needs of working families.

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Putting Parents Front and Center

Linda Smith, Sarah Tracey / Blog October 5, 2018

As the emphasis placed on the importance of parents and parenting increases, access to supports, resources, and parent engagement opportunities should as well.

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Getting the Workforce Priorities Right – Putting Equal Focus on Directors

Linda Smith / Blog July 25, 2018

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.

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Focusing on Fragmentation of Early Childhood Funding Overshadows the Real Issue: Inadequate Funding

Linda Smith / Blog June 26, 2018

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…

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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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