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Funding the Fundamentals

Early care & education funding for public health practitioners

Child Care & Schools

Parents, guardians, and families have tremendous influence over the health of children in their care, but many children are also cared for by someone other than their primary caregiver or parent.

Consequently, child care providers have a major influence on children’s health. 

ChangeLab Solutions developed Funding the Fundamentals to help public health advocates and educators gain a high-level understanding of the early care and education (ECE) financing landscape and the pressures faced by providers and regulators.

It includes information about the regulatory framework for ECE programs, healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards linked to federal funding programs and commonly used state funding mechanisms.