Throughout the nation, states are struggling to keep their child care industries afloat. Decades of underinvestment and a global pandemic threatened a near-total collapse of the system, held off only by temporary pandemic-era funding that
Read about specific issues facing the child care industry and what states can do to support children and families, early childhood educators, and child care businesses.
How to improve the Texas child care sector
We released our 2022 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap in October which provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children thrive from the start. Below, you’ll find
What level of resources does a single parent with an infant and a toddler have to provide for their children in your state?  How much do they have left of their earnings from their minimum
The federal Build Back Better Act proposes a historic investment in the care of infants and toddlers that increases access and affordability by raising income eligibility levels in many states, capping family copayments, and setting
The full cost of high-quality child care is commonly equivalent to tuition at a four-year public university. To help working families with low incomes afford care, child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to improve
What level of resources does a single mother with an infant and a toddler have to provide for her children in your state? How much does she have left of her earnings from her minimum wage