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Three Principles for Conservative Early-Childhood Policy

American Enterprise Institute

March 21, 2024

Key Points

  • Early-childhood education policy should provide relief for working families by subsidizing and stabilizing lower-cost early-childhood education options.
  • It should also keep children connected to their families, even though early-childhood education often provides care while parents are absent.
  • Early-childhood education policy should work with civil society and employers to maintain a nurturing, supportive array of early learning environments. 

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