Participants will learn how state and community leaders are teaming up, using a systems approach to advance critical programs and services for expectant parents, infants and toddlers. State-community teams from Michigan and Texas provide examples of their latest state-local efforts to tackle child care affordability and expand connections to essential prenatal to three services, respectively.
Blog September 28, 2023
On September 30, 2023, federal funding made available to child care providers during the pandemic will expire. In this blog, providers discuss the impact.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.
Report August 17, 2023
As the number of young multilingual learners— children who speak language(s) other than English—increases throughout the country, the focus on supporting language development, rooted in diverse cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate practices, becomes a critical component of the early childhood care and education (ECCE) system.