News and articles on early childhood research and policies.
Missoulian Article – Sept. 1, 2019 The waiting lists for child care facilities in Missoula and throughout Montana are growing as parents scramble to find providers in a state that lacks a permanent publicly funded preschool program and offers even fewer options for...
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Startup gets record venture capital investment to alleviate Montana's childcare shortage - Missoulian “We allow them to focus on what matters,” Mackey said. “Spending time with the children they’re caring for.” There's such a shortage of affordable,...
Explore the work the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has done around the issue of Early Childhood Development since its first ECD publication in 2003. https://www.minneapolisfed.org/publications/special-studies/early-childhood-development
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Supporting Montana families and caring for the state’s most precious resource
With no open slots and long wait lists to enroll children, working parents face rough decisions.
A new analysis of child care supply in every U.S. neighborhood finds that approximately half the country has too few licensed child care options.