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With motions, measures, committees, revisions and votes, keeping up with the Oklahoma legislature can be a difficult process. As Oklahoma’s early childhood advisory council, OPSR is staying in the know, so we can update you on the latest at the state capitol.

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Did you know that over 60 percent of children from birth to five-years-old have working parents? Or that 94 percent of parents seeking child care need full time care? That’s why revisions to Appendix C-4 of the Child Care Eligibility/Co-Payment Chart could be a game changer.

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According to First Five Years Fund’s (FFYF) sixth national survey, investing in early childhood has strong public support from all parties. For instance, voters in both parties said they want lawmakers to work together to make progress on early childhood education. 

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Google the word “newborn” and images of sleepy, cuddly, adorable babies will appear on your computer screen. In fact, the word “baby” alone often brings about feelings of happiness and content. Unfortunately, for far too many parents of premature babies, their reality is quite the opposite. Fear, stress and anxiety replace a time that should be filled with joy.

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