Child care

The 2023 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap identifies child care subsidies as one of the most effective policies at improving child and family well-being and the health of the workforce and economy. The Roadmap tracks state
Maine ranked 18 out of 50 states and D.C. in amount of resources a working parent has available to support their family. Consider this scenario: a single parent with an infant and a toddler who works
Of the many educational programs that have been funded by all levels of government and the private sector, none have had as many positive, continuing impacts on participants as expenditures on early childhood education. There
Lately, an unexpected voice has been highlighting childcare challenges: Fox News. While the childcare crisis has long been a Democratic talking point, over the past few weeks, Fox has run several segments about the high
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
In some states, a parent working a full-time minimum wage job can obtain a subsidy and comfortably afford child care. In other states, especially in a locality without enough subsidized slots, almost all of that
CHILD AND FAMILY OUTCOMES Based on the science of the developing child, we have identified 20 outcome measures to track the overall health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers and their parents. Each outcome is
CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES WHAT ARE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Child care subsidy programs provide financial assistance to help make child care more affordable for families with low incomes in which the
Effective policies and strategies to impact this goal include: Child Care Subsidies Comprehensive Screening and Connection Programs Expanded Income Eligibility for Health Insurance Group Prenatal Care Paid Family Leave Reduced Administrative Burden for SNAP Community-Based