Report Giving child care programs the ability to provide children three healthy meals per day through a reformed and expanded CACFP program would go a long way toward supporting children’s growth and development.
Report States and communities are working to align the myriad services that support all aspects of critical healthy infant and toddler development from birth to age 5.
Report Investments in infants and toddlers—the most racially and ethnically diverse group in U.S. history—are a down payment on a brighter future for us all.
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.
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.
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.
Early childhood education programs provide a critical support for children and families but need more resources to improve access to quality programs.
Sequestration has had a devastating impact on the child care subsidy system, which has the potential to benefit both children and parents.
La 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.
Issue Brief Laying the groundwork for America’s future success and broadly shared prosperity means investing in our growing communities of color today.
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.
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 […]