Child Care

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What We Learned from Our Comprehensive Look at Center-Based ECE Programs

New report from the National Survey of Early Care and Education offers the first portrait of early childhood programs in more than 20 years.

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Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings

Recent data indicate expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings — even higher rates than in K12 school settings.

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Summit on Early Education on Dec. 10.

Big Day for Early Childhood Education at the White House

More than $1 billion in new federal and private sector investments in early childhood education announced at White House Summit on Early Childhood Education.

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New Measures Developed to Assess Quality of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationships

Research indicates the relationship between the early child care provider/teacher and the parent can contribute to a child’s school readiness.

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The New Face of Homelessness

November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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National Survey Explores the Perceptions of Search Process for Child Care

National Survey of Early Care and Education Household Survey suggests parents’ perceptions and search process for non-parental care vary by household income, child’s age and household race/ethnicity.

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Reviewing Home Visiting: A Look at Models for At-Risk Pregnant Women, Mothers, and Children across the Country and in Tribal Communities

Recent review of the home visting program found that three new models met the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness.

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New Infant-Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Projects

Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start focus on improving quality.

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What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months.

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