Congress must fund child care to help early educators ensure that future generations have the foundation they need to build a healthy, successful life.
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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.
Child care is expensive and scarce for children under age 3, when the benefits from quality child care are highest.
In this jointly released report, the authors present a plan to provide equitable, quality child care for all families in the United States.
Universal home visiting models can have a positive impact on communities by serving all families and connecting those most in need to additional community resources.
These fact sheets outline the current state of early learning and opportunities for improvement in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Angela and her daughter Patrice discuss the effects of the lack of quality, affordable child care on their family as Patrice raises two young daughters.
Patty and her daughter Megan discuss the importance of affordable child care for Megan's daughter and how this issue affects their family.