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
The Administration for Children and Families will hold two public meetings to obtain input on the creation of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships this week, Feb. 6 and 7, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST. These public meetings will be primarily listening sessions for the Agency and potentially an opportunity for dialogue among participants. The discussion will take place via webinar and by telephone, but early registration is encouraged.
Child Care Aware ® of America’s 2014 Symposium will take place April 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. This three-day event will focus on child care and early education policies referenced in President Obama’s 5th State of the Union address and bills currently before Congress, as well as research, practice and innovation approaches for child care that are shaping how families access quality child care.