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A Blueprint for Child Care Reform

A significant federal investment in child care is urgently needed to make child care more affordable for and accessible to families, promote healthy development in young children, and create well-paying jobs in the growing care industry.

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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.

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Early Learning in the United States: 2017

By preparing children for school and enabling parents to work, high-quality child care and preschool are a necessity for children, families, and the economy. These fact sheets explore the status of early learning programs in states and the need for state investment in these programs.

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Quality rating and improvement systems offer a promising framework to increase access to high-quality early learning for all children.

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Don’t Stop Improving

Quality rating and improvement systems offer a promising framework for improving the quality of early childhood programs.

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6 Policies to Support the Early Childhood Workforce

Comprehensive federal policies can help states ensure that members of the early childhood workforce have adequate compensation, benefits, and support for their professional growth.

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Taking Action on Early Learning

CAP outlines 17 nonlegislative actions that state governors can take to support early learning.

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Underpaid and Unequal

The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.

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Early Learning in the United States

Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.

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How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?

Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.

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