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Early Childhood Development|February 14, 2024

Governors Nationwide Prioritize Child Care and Early Learning in 2024 State Addresses

In their 2024 State of the State addresses, U.S. Governors across the political spectrum underscored the crucial need for investments in child care and early learning, highlighting a growing awareness of the child care challenges facing families nationwide.

Early Childhood Development|January 9, 2024

ParentCorps Builds Relationships from the Ground Up

ParentCorps empowers parents and educators to form genuine connections with young children and fosters positive transformations in homes and classrooms through professional development, a social-emotional curriculum, and a parenting program. 

Early Childhood Development|January 7, 2024

Head Start Classrooms in Wisconsin Get a “Talk Boost” with LENA to Combat Speech Delays

Amidst surging speech delays, early childhood classrooms turn to the LENA system, a digital "talk pedometer," to identify at-risk children and target interventions effectively.

Early Childhood Development|December 5, 2023

The Alliance for Early Success Releases their 2023 50-State Progress and Landscape Report

The Alliance for Early Success highlights policy wins and trends in early childhood across the U.S. in its 2023 50-State Progress and Landscape Report.

Early Childhood Development|November 29, 2023

Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Trauma: HealthySteps Reshapes Early Experiences for Families in Need

Explore the transformative impact of HealthySteps, a program providing vital support to break intergenerational cycles of trauma and create healthier, more stable futures for children.

Early Childhood Development|October 12, 2023

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center Releases its 2023 State Policy Roadmap

Prenatal-to-3 Policy (PN-3) has released its fourth annual State Policy Roadmap. Grounded in the science of the developing child, the Roadmap provides clear guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments they can make to ensure all children thrive from the start.

Early Childhood Development|June 28, 2023

Alliance for Early Success Receives $10M Investment from MacKenzie Scott, Launches Innovative New Early Childhood Power Equity Fund

The Alliance for Early Success has received a $10-million grant from MacKenzie Scott, which will be used to launch the Power Equity Initiative, a strategy aimed at amplifying the voices of young children through equitable coalitions, collaborative policymaking, and increased funding at the state level.

Early Childhood Development|June 16, 2023

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Will Chair the Board of Directors of The Hunt Institute

Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will succeed The Hunt Institute's founder and namesake Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. as Chair of the Board, alongside former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez who succeeds Thomas Lambeth as vice chair.

Early Childhood Development|June 14, 2023

Anti-Poverty Aid Offers Brain Boost

Children's' developing brains are altered by the corrosive effects of poverty. Studies show that the effects of poverty can be mitigated when families have more resources, and in states with more generous safety-net programs, children from low-income families have brains that are closer in size to their wealthier peers.

Early Childhood Development|March 23, 2023

First Five Years Fund’s Executive Director Sarah Rittling Testifies Before Key House Committee on Child Care Funding

First Five Years Fund's Executive Director Sarah Rittling appeared before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on March 23, 2023, to testify about the importance of robust federal funding for early learning and child care programs in FY2024.