Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to help make child care more affordable for families who have low incomes. This assistance enables family members to participate in the workforce and pursue educational goals. Rigorous
Policies supporting early childhood help people meet their full potential, as well as facilitate economic growth. Tax credits reduce child poverty, paid family leave improves parents’ mental health, and Early Head Start programs enhance literacy
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,
Opportunity begins before we are born. Beginning prenatally, certain children will face substantial obstacles to healthy development, whereas others will thrive from the start. Opportunity follows state policy choices. Where a baby lives makes a
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
“Life is complicated, and to understand it as researchers and scholars…well, we have our work cut out for us,“ said Dr. Deborah Vandell at the Society for Research in Child Development’s multidisciplinary conference. Hundreds of
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
Resources to support research on state policies that improve early childhood development and wellbeing Nashville, TN — The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is proud to announce a generous $300,000 multi-year grant from the Esther A.