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Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Child care article icon Issue Brief If we value opportunity, equality, and fairness, we must do more to provide children and working parents with access to high-quality, affordable child care.

By Emily Baxter, with Katie Hamm | Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Importance of Early Childhood Programs for Women on the Brink

Child playing article icon Issue Brief Access to high-quality, affordable early childhood programs are rare for women living on the brink, but there are steps the federal government can take to improve access. The recent documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” highlights how these early childhood programs can support women in low-wage jobs.

By Katie Hamm | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Is a New Federal Early Learning Initiative Duplicative?

article icon Issue Brief The federal investment in early childhood education proposed in the Strong Start for America’s Children Act is not duplicative of existing federal and state programs, including Head Start and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

By Katie Hamm and Erika Basurto | Thursday, March 27, 2014

What the House Budget Committee Report Got Right and Wrong About Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education programs provide a critical support for children and families but need more resources to improve access to quality programs.

By Katie Hamm | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cuts to the Child Care Subsidy System Force Parents and Providers to Make Difficult Choices

Sequestration has had a devastating impact on the child care subsidy system, which has the potential to benefit both children and parents.

By Katie Hamm | Monday, January 6, 2014

La brecha de preparación académica y los beneficios de la educación preescolar para los niños de color

French's Child Learning and Development CenterLa mayoría de los niños menores de 1 año en los EE.UU. hoy día son niños de color; ese simple hecho significa que nuestro futuro será muy diferente de nuestra realidad actual. Antes de que lleguemos al final de esta década, más de la mitad de toda la juventud en este país será de color. Hoy día, los hispanos son el 17% de la población, y los afroamericanos componen otro 13%. Pero para el año 2043, la mayoría de la población en los EE.UU. será gente de color.

By Farah Ahmad and Katie Hamm | Friday, December 20, 2013

The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color

French's Child Learning and Development Center article icon Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.

By Farah Ahmad and Katie Hamm | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Who’s Not Going Back to School?

Head Start article icon Issue Brief Sequestration cuts to Head Start and other programs hurt America’s economy and American workers in the short term, and America’s global competitiveness and American children’s futures in the long term.

By Katie Hamm | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Top 10 Myths About Preschool

Preschool article icon Issue Brief Because high-quality preschool is exceptionally important to the future strength of our nation, it is imperative that we get the facts straight.

By Katie Hamm and Juliana Herman | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Katie Hamm

Katie Hamm is the Director of Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Katie worked as a program examiner at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, on federal child care and early education programs, including the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Child Care and Development […]

Thursday, May 23, 2013