NPR, Nobel Laureate James Heckman, and many other journalists, academics, and organizations have focused on child care and early education in recent weeks. Much of the discussion is around the cost of child care, quality of early learning programs and accessibility for working families. These are topics Child Care Aware® of America and its members have long discussed. While the recent news is important, there is still much progress to be made. Read more about the latest on early childhood and get executive director, Lynette Fraga’s perspective on the Early Direction’s blog.