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2015 Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning in Alaska Report- working with The McDowell Group and prepared for the Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council (AECCC), this report measures the economic impacts of early care and learning services on Alaska's economy. A summary brochure was also created - The Economics of Early Care and Learning in Alaska

Economic Impact of Early Education and Child Care Services in Alaska, a 2011 update - working with The McDowell Group and prepared for the System for Early Education Development (SEED), this report measures the economic impacts of early care and learning services on Alaska's economy.

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies or NACCRRA houses updated research and statistics related to the early care and learning services profression.

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2010 Update provides average costs of child care for infants, 4-year-olds, and school-age children in centers and family child care homes in every state.                             

Best Beginnings, Alaska's Early Childhood Investment: Best Beginnings 2015 Update

State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines  - a resource for parents and early educators (December, 2007)

Perry Preschool study information - The HighScope Perry Preschool Study, which was initiated in the early 1960s, is now widely regarded as a landmark study establishing the human and financial value of high-quality preschool education. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the HighScope model, in which teachers help children plan, carry out, and review their own educational activities.

NCCIC Early Care and Education - National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center provides an early care and education initiatives: research overview

Zero to Three public policy - ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers

Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute and School Readiness - The FPG Child Development Institute, a multidisciplinary institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, recognizes that every child deserves a safe, healthy, and stimulating childhood. Our work is dedicated to making this a reality for all children. FPG scientists study important issues facing young children and their families and use this information to enhance policy and improve practice. Our goal is to ensure that all children have a strong foundation for academic success and full participation as caring and responsible citizens of a multicultural world.