Americans—of all political, geographic, and demographic backgrounds—know that making early childhood education high quality boosts the well-being of children and making it affordable helps parents get and keep a job. However, we currently have an underfunded child care system in which the vast majority of children do not receive the support for which they are eligible and low compensation undermines quality.
Our nation can and must do better to create opportunities that help all children and families thrive. NAEYC’s America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets highlight key data points and priorities to help you talk with policymakers about what’s happening in early childhood education and for early childhood educators.
The NAEYC has released a data tool that highlights what each state would need to achieve a proper high quality learning environment.
For the full data sheet, click here.
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