The Status of Early Care and Education in The States
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(Report written collaboratively by Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Anne W. Mitchell, Early Childhood Policy Research.) Marked growth in the labor force participation of women in general, and of mothers specifi cally, has deepened the need
for work and care supports for families. Early care and education has emerged as a critical resource to keep parents working and to provide much needed early care for young children.