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From the ECS State Policy Database: P-3 Child Care - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

QRIS and Inclusion: Do State QRIS Standards Support the Learning Needs of All Children? - A review of which states accommodate children with special needs in their quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), this brief highlights states with exceptional inclusionary practices. (Michelle Horowitz and Jim Squires, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, November 2014)...

Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee: A Summary Report of the Early Learning Advisory Committee's Work and Recommendations to the Governor and Legislative Council - Indiana is one of the few states in the country with no state-supported preschool. In an effort to address the problem, an Early Learning Advisory Committee was formed in 2013 and this is the committee's first report. Among their findings: 67 percent of Indiana's children require care because their parents work and half of Hoosier families have incomes that make paying for care a significant burden. Even if they could afford it, capacity of high quality care is limited. (Amanda Lopez, Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, June 2014) ...

Pivot Point State Child Care Assistance Policies 2013 - This report provides data as of February 2013 for all 50-states on five key areas of state child care policies — income eligibility limits, waiting lists, parent copayments, reimbursement rates, and eligibility for child care assistance for parents searching for a job – and compares the findings with similar data reported for February 2012 and 2001. This year’s trend—with the situation for families improved in slightly more states than in which it worsened—was more positive than in the previous two years, when the situation worsened for families in more states than it improved. (National Women's Law Center, Fall 2013) ...

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