News and articles on early childhood research and policies.
"Across multiple sectors, many working parents start looking for daycare when they are three months pregnant, but still don’t have a spot for their baby when their parental leave ends. Some couples resort to paying to be on wait lists, or even coordinating their...
Check out our newest handout explaining the important role of business in Early Care initiatives in our state.
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
Workers and employers feel pain in pocketbooks and productivity
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.