As state leaders try to expand programs that would provide child care, education, and other support for families with children, the politics of gerrymandering stand in their way.
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Governors have enacted policies to provide child care to essential workers, increase pay and benefits for child care workers, and sustain child care subsidy payments, but the federal government must invest in child care to save the industry in the long-term.
Seven core policy reforms are required to protect public health and treat essential workers with respect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federal government must take action in order to address the immediate-, medium-, and long-term fallout from the coronavirus crisis on pre-K, K-12 and higher education.
Nearly 5 million health workers may need emergency child care in order to fulfill work responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate’s coronavirus stimulus bill doesn’t do nearly enough to help families and small businesses.
Congress must fund child care to help early educators ensure that future generations have the foundation they need to build a healthy, successful life.
Across the country, expensive and limited child care options are causing parents to interrupt their jobs and make other financial sacrifices.
Providing prenatal care and support helps improve birth outcomes.
A new CAP analysis shows that parents of young children with disabilities experience severe child care challenges and consequences from not finding care.
Racial and ethnic disparities in infant health outcomes across states show the need for lawmakers to enact policies that will address the country’s infant health crisis.
This interactive allows users to see states' progress toward implementing policies to improve maternal and infant mortality and eliminate racial disparities in health across three domains: healthy families, economic and work supports, and infant health outcomes.
This interactive allows users to view the most recent available data on infant health outcomes across states and compare demographic groups to see how outcomes differ by race and ethnicity.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
Governors and legislators across the country are taking much-needed steps to support families by investing in child care, preschool, and home visiting.