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Annual Meeting of the Child Care Policy Research Consortium

April 24-26, 2006

The Child Care Policy Research Consortium is a national alliance of research projects sponsored by the Child Care Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Consortium's purpose is to help the Child Care Bureau increase the national capacity for sound child care research, identify and respond to critical issues, and link child care research with policy and practice.

The Child Care Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting was held on April 24-26, 2006, in Silver Spring, MD. Materials from the conference, listed below, include a summary of each session along with powerpoint presentations and relevant handouts. For a summary of the learning objectives of this year's meeting, see the Overview (PDF 144K).


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