Our early care work is focused on:
- ensuring all young children have access to high-quality care-giving environments that are developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and that recognize parents as children’s first and most important teachers; and
- creating an integrated state-wide system of early care and education that will lead to improved overall quality of state-subsidized programs, greater access for children and families, better data collection and analysis and, accordingly, wiser investments.
Learn more about early care and education issues and related resources.
- May 2015
These Early Care and Education Data Tables, which we produce annually, have been updated to include data from Fiscal Year 2014.
- May 2015
The Appropriations Committee’s proposed budget revisions for FY 16 and FY 17 mostly restore or scale back cuts the Governor proposed for programs that ensure early care and education programs can effectively address the comprehensive needs of children and families.
- February 2015
The Governor’s budget proposal for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 shows a continued strong commitment to ensuring that all children have access to early care and education (ECE), but does not dem