Early Childhood Policy Matters

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The Biden Administration’s Vision for Comprehensive Early Care and Education Systems

Ep. 6

Federal agencies have set a new course for comprehensive early childhood care and education under President Joe Biden, strengthening existing systems and identifying new opportunities to support children, families and communities in the years ahead.

Host Missy Coffey (SRI Education) dives into those initiatives with Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education with the U.S. Department of Education, and Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development with the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Calderon and Hamm discuss federal perspectives, priorities and opportunities for building and growing comprehensive early care and education systems in states across the U.S., and the administration’s efforts to improve parental choice through mixed delivery systems.

Early Childhood Policy Matters is supported by the National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. For episode transcripts and more information visit https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/resource/early-childhood-policy-matters-podcast

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