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After 18 years, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to strengthen the quality of child care and the President signed it into law on November 19, 2014 (PL113-186).  The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, allocates funds to states to assist families with the cost of child care and to invest in activities to improve the quality of care. Read more.

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Children need you to help educate policymakers and advocate for quality child care in every community. Our on-line education and advocacy center are designed to give parents and advocates the tools they need to promote quality child care policies. Check out our action center, or better yet, ask how you can get a state page!

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The Early Learning Policy Group helps clients strengthen the quality of child care and other early learning settings to ensure that children are safe and in a setting to promote their healthy development.

Nearly 11 million children with working mothers are in some type of child care setting every week. State child care policies vary greatly. The Early Learning Policy Group offers strategic, practical, and results-driven policy, advocacy and communication strategies. We analyze policies, drive issue campaigns, craft persuasive messages tied to targeted audiences, create and expand parent advocacy networks, build advocacy coalitions and provide easy-to-understand material for a variety of policy and practice audiences at both the federal and state level of governance.

Our mission is simple – to use our experience as former Congressional staff and leading non-profit policy, advocacy and research specialists to assist our clients in achieving policies that promote quality child care and early learning settings for all children.

State child care and early learning policies are like a patchwork quilt, stitched together in pieces. For the latest research, data, system building efforts, and advocacy, check out the Policy Blog.

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