America for Early Ed CA State Fact Sheet
Americans—of all political, geographic, and demographic backgrounds—know that making early childhood education high quality boosts the well-being of children and making it affordable helps parents get and keep a job. However, we currently have an underfunded child care system in which the vast majority of children do not receive the support for which they are eligible and low compensation undermines quality.
NAEYC’s America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets highlight key data points and priorities to help you talk with policymakers about what’s happening in early childhood education and for early childhood educators.
Each State Fact Sheet contains data gathered from federal and national sources, as well as NAEYC’s early learning program and higher education accreditation systems, to answer some of the following questions and more:
What is the annual cost of child care?
Where are children receiving their early learning experiences?
What supports are available for the early childhood workforce?
How much are early childhood educators compensated?
What kind of federal investments supports access to child care and early learning?