Without federal relief funds, many child care programs will close, disproportionately affecting women’s labor force participation.
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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.
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.
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.
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.