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Seven Cities Work with NLC to Build Early Learning Communities

City teams heard from a panel of three national experts about the area where workplace and economic support policies intersect with early childhood education. Earlier this month, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) brought local leaders from seven cities together in Washington, D.C. as part of its City Leadership for Building an

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Investing in the Future is Paying Off for Cities Today

Researchers, policymakers, educators and parents are increasingly recognizing the value and benefits of early childhood care and education. Even the President of the Unites States has made this issue a priority. Research shows that children who receive a high-quality early education are better prepared to succeed in grade school, in high school, and beyond. (Getty

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What the President’s State of the Union Proposals Would Mean for Early Childhood Education

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama outlined several ambitious initiatives to strengthen the nation’s education system.  One of his proposed reforms would expand access to high-quality preschool and early learning opportunities.  The president emphasized the importance of early childhood education and noted that, “Study after study shows that the sooner

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