Education

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OCC reflects on Provider Appreciation Day 2014

Expressing our gratitude for our early care and education workforce and the impact they have on our families.

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The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

This is truly a historic time for early childhood education at the federal level.

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The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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Innovative Approaches to Financial Capability in Arizona

Assets for Independence grantee creates ladders of opportunity for many first-generation college students.

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INQUIRE Data Toolkit: A Roadmap for Collecting Data to Improve Early Care and Education Systems

New toolkit supports state and local efforts to build strong data infrastructure for initiatives designed to measure, monitor and promote high-quality early care and education.

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Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Must Start Early

Quality early care and education programs can positively affect later health outcomes.

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Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive!

A Developmental and Behavioral Screening Initiative

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Rhode Island Partners with Institutions of Higher Education

By providing opportunities for higher education for its educators, the state ensures its children’s developmental and educational needs will be met.

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