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Lack of Access to Child Care Impacts Child Well-Being

August 8, 2023

Earlier this summer, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released their annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book, which has been measuring child well-being at the state level since 1990. The report ranks …


How States Are Using PDG B-5 Systems Building Grants to Support Infants and Toddlers

August 7, 2023

The BUILD Initiative, ZERO TO THREE, and Start Early, recently released a new brief highlighting the strategies states are using to support infants and toddlers in their Preschool Development Grant …


FFYF’S 2023 State Fact Sheets

July 31, 2023

Our new analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. shows that child care and early learning programs have tremendous impacts on young children, their families, and the economy at …


New Proposed Rule Supporting Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability

July 28, 2023

On July 13, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would strengthen the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program, which …


Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Leverage Existing Tax Credits to Support Working Parents and Employers in Accessing Child Care

July 27, 2023

Last week, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR) introduced H.R. 4571, the Child Care Investment Act of 2023, which would enhance three existing tax credits to address …


Learning from Experts: How EHS-CCPs Are Benefitting Children and Families in Grantee States

July 27, 2023

Last week, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), in partnership with the Children’s Equity Project and Start Early, wrapped up their 3 part webinar series on Early Head Start- Child Care …


What Can Advocates Learn From How New Mexico and Alabama Are Transforming Their Child Care Systems?

July 26, 2023

What states have been successful in transforming their early care and education (ECE) landscape and expanding high-quality child care options for young children? How are they doing it? And how …


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 …


GAO Report: Family Child Care Networks

July 25, 2023

Over 7 million children from birth through age 5 are cared for in a family child care (FCC) or home-based setting. Families may choose FCC for a number of reasons: …


The First Five Things to Know About: the House Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus

July 24, 2023

Addressing the child care needs of families across America is a critical element to strengthening our communities and our economy. For years, the House Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus …


The First Five Things To Know About: Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5)

July 20, 2023

Today, 26.8 million people in the workforce – or one out of every six – rely on child care so they can work or go to school. Child care is …

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