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Early Learning in the United States: 2018 Fact Sheet
Preschoolers engage in a toy sharing learning exercise at an early childhood education program in Los Angeles, March 2013. (Getty/Los Angeles Times/Lawrence K. Ho)

Early Learning in the United States: 2018

These fact sheets explore the status of early childhood programs in each state and highlight the need to invest in programs that support child development, allow parents to work, and strengthen state economies.

Simon Workman, Steven Jessen-Howard

Head Start in Rural America Fact Sheet

Head Start in Rural America

These 10 state facts sheets provide comprehensive new information on the number of rural families served by Head Start, including rates of health service delivery.

Leila Schochet, Rasheed Malik

Paid Family and Medical Leave: By the Numbers Fact Sheet

Paid Family and Medical Leave: By the Numbers

Current data show the need for a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy.

the Women’s Initiative

Early Learning in the United States: 2017 Fact Sheet

Early Learning in the United States: 2017

By preparing children for school and enabling parents to work, high-quality child care and preschool are a necessity for children, families, and the economy. These fact sheets explore the status of early learning programs in states and the need for state investment in these programs.

Simon Workman, Jessica Troe

State ID Card Policies for LGBTQ Youths Experiencing Homelessness Fact Sheet
Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being. (AP/Susan Montoya Bryan)

State ID Card Policies for LGBTQ Youths Experiencing Homelessness

Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being.

Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Steven Soto, Caitlin Rooney

State or Federal Court? Fact Sheet
The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington on February 13, 2016. (AP/Jon Elswick)

State or Federal Court?

A guide to distinguish the differences and similarities between state and federal courts, and explain the challenges that exist for both court systems’ processes.

Anisha Singh, Billy Corriher

Early Learning in the United States Fact Sheet
Children climb in the playground at a preschool in Hinesburg, Vermont, July 7, 2016. (AP/Lisa Rathke)

Early Learning in the United States

Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

Jessica Troe