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Underpaid and Unequal

An assistant teacher reads to students. book_alt2 icon Report The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.

by Rebecca Ullrich, Katie Hamm, Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath | Friday, August 26, 2016

State Examples of the Hidden Cost of a Failing Child Care System

Preschool chalkboard article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides state-by-state examples of the financial cost of choosing between a career and full-time caregiving.

by Jessica Troe, Alex Rowell, Michael Madowitz, Katie Hamm | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child Care

Peter Yabadi, 2, stands next to his mother article icon Issue Brief The how and why behind CAP’s child care cost calculator, which helps determine the financial cost of choosing between full-time work and full-time care.

by Michael Madowitz, Alex Rowell, Katie Hamm | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Paying It Forward

Mother and child book_alt2 icon Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Meghan O'Toole, Maura Calsyn, Topher Spiro, Katie Hamm | Thursday, November 12, 2015

How a High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit Would Benefit Millennial Families

Seattle preschool article icon Issue Brief The High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit offers a new opportunity to increase child care options while maintaining affordability for the families who need it most—including Millennial parents.

by Sunny Frothingham, Katie Hamm, Jessica Troe | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A New Vision for Child Care in the United States

Young students book_alt2 icon Report Many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. By creating a new High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit, we can help families work and prepare children for school.

by Katie Hamm and Carmel Martin | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood Education

preschool lunch book_alt2 icon 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.

by Christine Binder, Joel Berg, Maryam Adamu, Katie Hamm | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Emerging State and Community Strategies to Improve Infant and Toddler Services

A toddler rests book_alt2 icon 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.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Katie Hamm | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs

playing with toddlers book_alt2 icon 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.

by Maryam Adamu, Katie Hamm, Tim Vance, Farah Z. Ahmad | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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 | 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 Z. Ahmad and Katie Hamm | Friday, December 20, 2013