The United States needs a comprehensive solution to make child care affordable for families.
The lack of affordable and high-quality child care has disproportionately pushed women out of the workforce for decades. It is long past time for the United States to provide adequate, sustained funding and end the child care crisis.
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.
Black and multiracial parents are more likely than white parents to experience child care-related job disruptions.
The COVID-19 pandemic could cause many child care providers to remain closed permanently, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
A new CAP analysis shows that parents of young children with disabilities experience severe child care challenges and consequences from not finding care.
Child care is expensive and scarce for children under age 3, when the benefits from quality child care are highest.
Improved access to quality child care would support economic security in rural communities, which have unique child care needs.
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.