On June 27, 2018 Governor Brown signed a $200 billion budget that includes critical wins for the early care and education (ECE) field. While significant gaps in funding for ECE remain, the budget will help more families gain access to child care, and help early educators improve and expand their facilities and access to professional […]READ MORE
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On May 11, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a $137.6 billion state budget that reflects an unprecedented $8.8 billion dollar surplus. Brown has proposed using much of the surplus to bolster the state’s rainy day fund to protect spending during a future recession, while also using one-time funds to address homelessness, mental health needs, fire prevention […]READ MORE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Brunswick, NJ—A new state-by-state report shows more young children enrolled in public pre-K programs nationwide, with California emerging as a leader in supporting young Dual Language Learners, even as overall pre-k quality standards remained low. The State of Preschool 2017 annual report finds states heeding the demand for pre-K and expanding […]READ MORE
Ed Source, By Louis Freedberg Thousands of children will get access to subsidized child care as a result of a massive increase in child care funding approved by Congress last month. Congress approved — and Trump signed, albeit reluctantly — a $1.3 trillion budget that includes a nearly $2.4 billion increase in funding for the […]READ MORE
Rasmussen College, By Brianna Flavin “… And the very sleepy bunny said, ‘Goodnight Mom, goodnight Dad.’” A line like this wrapping up a sweet children’s story probably doesn’t cause you any surprise. But if you are a preschooler with two moms or a toddler living with an auntie, then these familiar lines are painting pictures—and […]READ MORE