The Trump administration failed to deliver on its promise to make child care more affordable.
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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.
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.
Less than one-fourth of infants and toddlers across a sample including 19 states and Washington, D.C., could be served by the existing licensed child care supply. The coronavirus crisis is likely to make that worse.
In states and tribal communities across the country, home visitors continue to support families’ basic needs and emotional well-being throughout a period of high stress and economic instability brought on by the pandemic and recession.
Working women face new caregiving challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and need structural policy change that mitigates long-term impacts on their earnings and employment, including resources to stabilize the child care industry.
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.
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.
Many child care programs will be unable to reopen without significant federal support, causing existing shortages to skyrocket and leaving the millions who rely on child care to work in a bind.
Home visiting programs need additional funding and flexibility now to continue serving families remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.