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Expertise: Early childhood, child care, preschool, child care deserts

Rasheed A. Malik is the associate director of research for 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.

By Rasheed Malik
The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care CostsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2021
Growing the Economy Through Affordable Child CareCenter for American ProgressMay 24, 2021
Building Back Better: Investing in Improving Schools, Creating Jobs, and Strengthening Families and Our EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2021
Saving Child Care Means Preserving Jobs and Supporting Working Families and Small BusinessesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2021
How Religion and LGBTQ Rights Intersect in Media CoverageCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2020
With Decreased Enrollment and Higher Operating Costs, Child Care Is Hit Hard Amid COVID-19Center for American ProgressNovember 10, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Forcing Millennial Mothers Out of the WorkforceCenter for American ProgressAugust 12, 2020
Costly and Unavailable: America Lacks Sufficient Child Care Supply for Infants and ToddlersCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2020
The Coronavirus Will Make Child Care Deserts Worse and Exacerbate InequalityCenter for American ProgressJune 22, 2020
Investing in Infant and Toddler Child Care to Strengthen Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2019
Working Families Are Spending Big Money on Child CareCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2019
Child Care Supply by Congressional DistrictCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2019
America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018Center for American ProgressDecember 6, 2018
Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2018
The Effects of Universal Preschool in Washington, D.C.Center for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2018
Head Start in Rural AmericaCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2018
A Compass for FamiliesCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2018
Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Suspensions Are Not SupportCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2018
New Data Reveal 250 Preschoolers Are Suspended or Expelled Every DayCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2017
“We handled all the stress of moving, only to find ourselves in a child care desert.”MomsRisingSeptember 14, 2017
2 Million Parents Forced to Make Career Sacrifices Due to Problems with Child CareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2017
Mapping America’s Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2017
Trump’s Child Care Plan Doesn’t Help the Families that Won Him the ElectionCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2017
How the Trump Child Care Plan Overlooks His Supporters in These 7 StatesCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2017
4 Disturbing Facts About Preschool SuspensionCenter for American ProgressMarch 30, 2017
Child Care DesertsCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2016
Interactive: Where Are the Child Care Deserts?childcaredeserts.orgOctober 27, 2016
Black Families Work More, Earn Less, and Face Difficult Child Care ChoicesCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2016