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Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy

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Rasheed A. Malik is the senior director of Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on child care infrastructure and supply, the economic benefits of child care, and bias and discrimination in early childhood policy. Malik’s research has been featured in or cited by The New York Times, Vox, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, CNNBusiness, and CNBC, among others.

Prior to joining American Progress, Malik was a government affairs and communications associate for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, an organization with the goal of making the New York Harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all New Yorkers.

Malik holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Baruch College. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children.

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The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance Article
A man and his three children on porch

The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance

The Build Back Better Act ensures child care assistance for 16 times as many young children as under current law, and in some states, it would help state child care agencies reach more than 25 times as many children and their families.

Rasheed Malik

Building Back Better: Investing in Improving Schools, Creating Jobs, and Strengthening Families and Our Economy Testimony

Building Back Better: Investing in Improving Schools, Creating Jobs, and Strengthening Families and Our Economy

Rasheed Malik, senior policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before a hearing on the importance of investing in schools and child care to strengthen families and the economy at the U.S. House of Representatives on April 28, 2021.

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How Religion and LGBTQ Rights Intersect in Media Coverage Report
Then-Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses a congregation while attending Sunday service at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, February 2020. (Getty/Win McNamee)

How Religion and LGBTQ Rights Intersect in Media Coverage

A study of recent news articles across national and local media outlets reveals that media coverage of LGBTQ rights more often cites religiously identified sources who oppose LGBTQ equality than those who support it.

Rucha Modi, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi, 1 More Rasheed Malik

America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018 Report

America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018

A new analysis of child care supply in every U.S. neighborhood finds that approximately half the country has too few licensed child care options.

Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm, Leila Schochet, 3 More Cristina Novoa, Simon Workman, Steven Jessen-Howard

Head Start in Rural America Fact Sheet

Head Start in Rural America

These 10 state facts sheets provide comprehensive new information on the number of rural families served by Head Start, including rates of health service delivery.

Leila Schochet, Rasheed Malik

A Compass for Families Report

A Compass for Families

Head Start helps fill a critical void in early childhood education and service delivery in rural America.

Rasheed Malik, Leila Schochet

Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018 Report
A Los Angeles preschool teacher conducts a class as preschoolers look on, March 2013. (Getty/Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)

Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018

States have a critical role to play in expanding access to high-quality early childhood programs to ensure all children have the best start in life.

Simon Workman, Katie Hamm, Rasheed Malik, 1 More Cristina Novoa

Suspensions Are Not Support Report

Suspensions Are Not Support

The United States suspends or expels preschool children with disabilities at an alarming rate.

Cristina Novoa, Rasheed Malik

Mapping America’s Child Care Deserts Report

Mapping America’s Child Care Deserts

CAP’s geographic study of child care markets finds that approximately half of Americans across 22 states live in areas with an undersupply of child care options.

Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm

Child Care Deserts Report
The first years of life are a critical period for child development.

Child Care Deserts

The cost of quality child care is well-documented, but less attention is given to the persistent undersupply of child care centers.

Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm, Maryam Adamu

Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts? Article

Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts?

This interactive map displays the locations of the nation’s child care deserts, which contain 42 percent of the children under age 5 across eight states.

Rasheed Malik, Katie Hamm, Maryam Adamu