Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts?

This interactive map displays the locations of the nation’s child care deserts, which contain 42 percent of the children under age 5 across eight states.

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The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction

The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.

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Home Visiting 101

This fact sheet explains how evidence-based home visiting programs improve outcomes for at-risk children and families from the start.

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Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth

To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.

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Underpaid and Unequal

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.

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Early Learning in the United States

Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

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