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Molly Kramer
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In 2023, many states made major progress to address poverty, the child care crisis, birth outcomes, and more. Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948,  American families are struggling. A national funding cliff is making child
ESTIMATED FISCAL AND HUMAN SERVICES BENEFITS OUTWEIGH COSTS BY AS MUCH AS 10:1  Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948,  Today, we released Implementing a Refundable State Earned Income Tax Credit in South Carolina: A Benefit-Cost
REIMBURSING PROVIDERS FOR TRUE COST OF CARE OFFERS A SOLUTION Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948, Today, we released the final brief in the four-part Child Care in Crisis: Texas Case Study series. The brief

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The earliest years of childhood have a great impact on the lifelong health and well being of children. According to the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, the most rapid period of growth in the human brain
Meadow Lakes Head Start, a preschool in Wasilla that has 45 students, will close down at the end of the year. Half of the students will move on to kindergarten and the rest will have
February 1st marks the start of the third annual Early Ed Month, an initiative to educate local and national policymakers, business leaders, parents and advocates on the need for investments in high-quality early care and


Explore legislative advancements and state victories, see what we’re reading and tracking, and much more!

Last week, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin referenced our report in his announcement of significant early learning and child care investments. Youngkin said  our findings on the return on learning investments informed the development of his new initiative.

State legislatures, governors, and agencies are hard at work. The following bills and initiatives are proven, or have promise, to positively impact the health and wellbeing of young children and their families.