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Early Childhood

Children’s experiences in their first five years have a profound impact on their long-term outcomes. Early care and education programs, including child care, play a key role in ensuring that every child in has the opportunity to build a quality foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Child care also supports families and strengthens communities by allowing parents to participate in the labor force. However, millions of American families struggle to find quality, affordable child care in a safe, well-designed facility. BPC believes that everyone – from parents and providers to business and faith leaders – has a role in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families.

Righting a Wrong: Advancing Equity in Child Care Funding for American Indian & Alaska Native Families

Episode 100: BPC Weekly

The Pandemic Underscores Chronic Underinvestment in the Mental Health Care of Child Care Workers

States Are Using American Rescue Plan Stabilization Funds to Address the Fragility of Child Care

Findings from BPC’s Survey of American Indian/Alaska Native Parents

Rural Communities Feel Lack of Child Care Options More Acutely

Lack of Access to Formal Child Care Could Cost the U.S. More Than $140 Billion

The Role of Community Foundations in Supporting Child Care: Local Solutions for Child Care

Best Practices for Family Child Care Facilities: Supporting Our Youngest Learners

Three facts on Homelessness in Early Childhood and Next Steps to Address it

A Bipartisan Plan to Permanently Reform the Child Tax Credit

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