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White House Announces Summit on Early Education

October 28, 2014

Editor's Note: This following is cross-posted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Stay tuned for more updates from Child Care Aware of America as they are made available.

Early literacy programs give young children a bright start

March 18, 2014
Learn what Nemours BrightStart! is doing to get children ready to read in this guest blog post from Caroline Schierle. 

18-year Advocacy Campaign Reaches Milestone; U.S. Senate to Consider Child Care and Development Block Grant Bill

March 10, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014-- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.

Obama Administration Releases FY2015 Budget with Commitment to Early Learning

March 5, 2014

This week, the Obama administration released its $3 trillion-plus 2015 budget, calling again for a significant commitment to high quality, early childhood opportunities for young children.  This is the sixth budget from President Obama and the second time he has put early childhood high among his priorities.Learn more in our latest blog post

Missouri's early childhood education needs more money, but lawmakers split on funding

February 2, 2014
News Source: 
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Congress to vote on new spending bill Wednesday, increases funding for early childhood education

January 14, 2014
Congress will vote on a spending bill Wednesday that would set aside more than $2.6 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, $8.6 billion for Head Start, and $250 Million for Race to the Top Preschool Development Grants.
Read more on our Early Directions blog post and share the image below to say THANK YOU to the folks making early learning a priority!

Access to Public Preschool Matters

July 9, 2013
News Source: 
Center for American Progress

Child Care Aware® of America Supports the President’s Comprehensive Early Learning Agenda

February 14, 2013

ARLINGTON, VA. -- Child Care Aware® of America joins the President in calling for Congress to adopt a comprehensive early learning agenda for America’s children.

At a preschool program in Decatur, Georgia, today, President Obama said, “education has to start at the earliest possible age.”  Following his remarks at the State of the Union address, the President again called for “high quality preschool for every child, every child.”

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