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Abbie Lieberman


Brief: Improve Child Care Access within the Parameters of Existing Policies

July 25, 2023

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides subsidies to working families with low incomes to help them access quality child care and supports states in improving program quality. The …


FFYF Submits Feedback on 21st Century Community Learning Centers Guidance

June 22, 2023

Last week, FFYF submitted feedback on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) draft non-regulatory guidance for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC). 21st CCLC grants …


Department of Education Calls for Applications for FY2023 CCAMPIS Awards

June 12, 2023

Last week, the Department of Education (ED) released a Federal Register Notice inviting applications for new awards for FY2023 for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. …


Understanding Parents’ Complex Child Care Choices — or Lack Thereof

May 19, 2023

Parental choice is a fundamental value of our child care system. While all parents want their young children cared for in a safe and warm environment, they have varied needs …


GAO Report: Federal Child Care Subsidies Reach Fraction of Eligible Kids

April 6, 2023

Last week, GAO published a new report on the state of federal child care subsidies. Using FY 2019 data as well as recently conducted interviews with state administrators and child …


Inequitable Infant and Toddler Discipline Practices and the Need for Better Data

March 24, 2023

Conversations around child care accessibility usually focus on program cost and availability—Is a family able to find a program within their budget? Are the location and hours convenient? How long …


New Funding Opportunity Encourages ECE & Child Welfare Collaboration

February 13, 2023

In January, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Children’s Bureau announced a grant opportunity to promote better coordination between early childhood education (ECE) programs and child welfare …


Survey Data Confirm that Child Care Sector Continues to Crumble

January 25, 2023

While many aspects of life have returned to normal, or close to it, the child care sector continues to be in peril, according to the December 2022 fact sheet with …

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