Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.
Saving Child Care Means Preserving Jobs and Supporting Working Families and Small Businesses
With Decreased Enrollment and Higher Operating Costs, Child Care Is Hit Hard Amid COVID-19
6 State Strategies To Improve Child Care Policies During the Pandemic and Beyond
How Child Care Disruptions Hurt Parents of Color Most
The Cost of Child Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Congress must pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $50 billion to save the child care industry for families and providers.
Communities across the country have passed state and local ballot measures to increase public funding for early childhood services, demonstrating a path forward for federal action in 2021.
The collapse of the child care sector and drastic reductions in school supervision hours as a result of COVID-19 could drive millions of mothers out of the paid workforce. Inaction could cost billions, undermine family economic security, and set gender equity back a generation.
‘We Need To Take Away Children’: Former Administration Officials Were ‘Driving Force’ Behind Family Separation Policy
The horrors of family separation and the lasting harms of these policies on children shall remain in the minds of every American.
The policies of the past four years have been unequivocally damaging to young children, threatening programs that help to meet their basic needs.
As the nation heads to the polls, it is important to understand that young voters are deeply affected by child care issues during the coronavirus pandemic and that they support child care relief funding and longer-term strategies to invest in child care.
The Child Care for Working Families Act provides solutions to meet the care needs of all families, including those with disabled children.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing challenges for many parents in finding and affording high quality child care. Subsequently, voters strongly support increased governmental steps to help parents care for their kids and continue to work.
The Trump administration failed to deliver on its promise to make child care more affordable.
Thousands of child care providers are at risk of permanent closure without significant public investment.
New analyses reveal 1 in 4 young children have already experienced adversity before age 4, with significant racial and geographic disparities.
States and localities recognize the need for affordable, quality infant and toddler child care and have taken steps to create solutions that better serve their communities.
Without federal relief funds, many child care programs will close, disproportionately affecting women’s labor force participation.
Grants and Contracts: A Strategy for Building the Supply of Subsidized Infant and Toddler Child Care
States such as Georgia have used grants and contracts to help increase access to affordable high-quality child care for working families.