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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is the largest federal funding source for child care, with an investment of $8.1 billion in fiscal year 2019.
Amid increasing interest in the topic of social and emotional learning (SEL), this special issue of the journal "The Future of Children" explores SEL in schools and after-school settings. There are nine articles that can be read separately.
This website is focused on how to build sustainable systems that raise quality, alignment, and efficiency within the early childhood field. It provides theory (e.g., frameworks and research-based models) along with guidance on how to translate theory into action (e.g., state examples and resources).
This online calculator lets you determine the costs of a variety of options for high quality afterschool and summer programs. Costs were updated in 2015 to reflect changes in the cost of living.
Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness.