Early in her career, Cynthia Osborne learned that the pathway to opportunity is paved by much more than a quality education. In 1994, a few years after graduating from college, Osborne began teaching middle school
THE PRENATAL-TO-3 SYSTEM OF CARE IN TEXAS The prenatal to age 3 (PN-3) period is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. The science
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS The characteristics of families vary considerably by state. A clear picture of the current demographic composition and characteristics of a state’s prenatal-to-3 population can help to inform policy leaders as to who is
In the past several months, legislatures throughout the United States passed transformative policies for children and families. This exciting, evidence-based legislation includes a historic investment in child care in Vermont, Medicaid expansion in North Carolina,
2023 has seen great momentum to improve outcomes and equity for young children. Many state legislatures have taken action to support infants, toddlers, their families, and caregivers. This month, we tracked several bills to increase
Since our last update, legislatures and governors throughout the country have taken exciting action on state earned income tax credits (EITC), paid family leave, Medicaid expansion, extension of postpartum Medicaid coverage, and child care subsidies.
At the end of this month, a pandemic-era guarantee of stable health insurance for low-income families will come to an end. The Medicaid continuous coverage unwinding will trigger the most significant coverage event since the
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.
REIMBURSING PROVIDERS FOR TRUE COST OF CARE OFFERS A SOLUTION Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948, molly.m.kramer@vanderbilt.edu Today, we released the final brief in the four-part Child Care in Crisis: Texas Case Study series. The brief
CHILD CARE HIRING AND RETENTION CHALLENGES DRIVEN BY LOW PAY Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948, molly.m.kramer@vanderbilt.edu Today, we are excited to release the third of four briefs from the Child Care in Crisis: Texas Case