Below are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

Universal Pre-K Democratic members of the US Congress Joint Economic Committee released a report entitled High-Quality Early Learning and Care Drives Lifelong Success. Findings indicate that half of children who are eligible for preschool are not enrolled in formal education, stress the high cost of quality private programs as compared to family income, and outline the positive benefits of enrollment in high-quality care for children and families in further education and future earnings. Read additional findings from the Joint Economic Committee’s ranking member, Senator Martin Heinrich.

An Unofficial Guide to the Why and How of Early Childhood Data Systems This is a useful guide for policymakers, advocates, practitioners, philanthropists, and others with roles in the policy process or working with young children. (The Ounce of Prevention Fund)