It’s Time to Put High-Quality Child Care and Pre-K Within Reach
Video Early education prepares children for school and strengthens the economy. But low quality and skyrocketing costs are putting child care and preschool out of reach for millions of hard-working Americans.
Paying It Forward
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.
Fostering School Success with Standards for Nonacademic Skills
Report States around the country are establishing continuity across the standards that scaffold a child’s early learning experience and K-12 school career, which could improve school readiness and set more children on the path to academic success.
Point of Entry
Report The disciplinary use of suspension and expulsion for the nation’s youngest students—particularly African American students—has long-term damaging effects on children, as well as society as a whole.
How a High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit Would Benefit Millennial Families
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.
A New Vision for Child Care in the United States
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.
How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood Education
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.
Emerging State and Community Strategies to Improve Infant and Toddler Services
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.
Profiles: The State of Early Childhood Programs
Fact Sheet Despite efforts to promote early childhood education, states must make additional investments in early childhood programs in order to increase accessibility and improve or maintain quality.
Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting
Fact Sheet The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing states and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.
An Investment in Our Future
Report The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing state and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.
Valuing All Our Families
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
Why We Need a Federal Preschool Investment in 6 Charts
Charts Many children currently lack access to high-quality preschool, missing an opportunity to narrow the school-readiness gap and improve children’s lives over the long-term.
Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs
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.
The Middle-Class Squeeze
Report America's middle class is being squeezed by stagnant—and in many cases declining—incomes and rising costs. To address the middle-class squeeze, we need to enact policies that will both increase incomes and also address rising child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement costs.