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Obama Administration Releases FY2015 Budget with Commitment to Early Learning

March 5, 2014
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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

Guest Blog Post: Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

March 4, 2014
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Tracking milestones and acting early on developmental concerns can make a big difference in a child's life. Read the guest blog post from Camille Smith, Lead Behavioral Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here

Virginia Progress on Background Checks for Child Care Providers

February 20, 2014
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Click here to read the latest guest blog post from Sharon Veatch, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of Virginia, about the progress made in Virginia on background checks for child care providers.

Congress Hears Call for Action, House and Senate Hold Hearings on Early Learning

February 10, 2014
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On Wednesday, February 6, 2014, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on early childhood programs entitled, “The Foundation for Success: Discussing Early Childhood Education and Care in America.”  The next day, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled, “Supporting Children and Families through Investments in High-Quality Early Education.” To learn more about each of these hearings, read our latest policy blog post

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