Last week, for the fifth year, Rep. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) in Missouri introduced a bill to save children’s lives. The bill is called, “Nathan’s Law,” after a 3-month-old infant who died in a Missouri child care program. Nathan’s parents, Shelley and Steve Blecha, two of Child Care Aware® of America’s parent leaders are spearheading the charge. Read our blog post about Missouri’s legislation and see if children in your state would benefit from a similar bill.
Administration for Children and Families (HHS Recent Reports)
National Association of Early Childhood Trainers
State Policy Updates:
KY: Drastic Cuts to Kentucky Child Care Assistance Leave Low-Income Families With Few
MD: In December, the Child Care Subsidy Program reopened enrollment for
families in the three lowest income eligibility levels.
MO:Legislation again aims to revise Missouri home day care enrollment rules
The President's Early Learning Vision
Early Learning is an Economic Development Strategy!
During the State of the Union address delivered to Congress on February 12th President Obama acknowledged the importance of early learning calling for universal "high quality preschool."
The President visited a preschool program in Decatur, Georgia to follow-up on his vision, where he, stressed that"education has to start at the earliest possible age."