Rasheed A. Malik is a senior policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on child care infrastructure and supply, the economic benefits of child care, and bias and discrimination in early childhood policy. Malik’s research has been cited by NPR, HLN, The Washington Post, Slate, CNNMoney, The Guardian, and Newsweek, among others.

Prior to joining American Progress, Malik was a government affairs and communications associate for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, an organization with the goal of making the New York Harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all New Yorkers.

Malik holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Baruch College. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children.

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Head Start in Rural AmericaCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2018
A Compass for FamiliesCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Suspensions Are Not SupportCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2018
New Data Reveal 250 Preschoolers Are Suspended or Expelled Every DayCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2017
“We handled all the stress of moving, only to find ourselves in a child care desert.”MomsRisingSeptember 14, 2017
2 Million Parents Forced to Make Career Sacrifices Due to Problems with Child CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2017
Mapping America’s Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2017
Trump’s Child Care Plan Doesn’t Help the Families that Won Him the ElectionCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2017
How the Trump Child Care Plan Overlooks His Supporters in These 7 StatesCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2017
4 Disturbing Facts About Preschool SuspensionCenter for American ProgressMarch 30, 2017
Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2016
Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts?childcaredeserts.orgOctober 27, 2016
Black Families Work More, Earn Less, and Face Difficult Child Care ChoicesCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2016