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Reports & Toolkits | Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014

October 22, 2014

Given the importance of child care assistance, it is encouraging that families in thirty-three states were better off—having greater access to assistance and/or receiving greater benefits from assistance—in February 2014 than in February 2013 under one or more child care assistance policies covered in this report.

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Webinars & Presentations | Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 Audio Conference

October 6, 2014

This conference call explained the current status of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization process and the specific provisions of the CCDBG reauthorization bill that passed the House of Representatives in September 2014.

Featured speakers included: 

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Fact Sheet | House Passed Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014: Summary

September 22, 2014

In September, the House and Senate reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Block Grant and the House voted to approve it.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on the measure on November 13 when they return from the recess. Read more...

Reports & Toolkits | Listening to Workers: Child Care Challenges in Low-Wage Jobs

June 20, 2014

This report examines the nexus between difficult working conditions in low-wage jobs and the challenges of obtaining high-quality, affordable, stable child care. 

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Issue Briefs | Nearly One in Five Working Mothers of Very Young Children Work in Low-Wage Jobs

April 30, 2014

A new National Women’s Law Center analysis of state and national data shows examines the particular challenges that parents working low-wage jobs face caring for their children, including affording quality child care.

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Issue Briefs | Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-wage Jobs and Their Consequences

April 17, 2014

A new issue brief from the National Women’s Law Center, “Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-wage Jobs and Their Consequences” describes the range of difficult work schedules facing workers in low-wage jobs—lack of control over the timing of work hours, schedules that are assigned at the last minute, hours that fluctuate radically from week to week or month to month, involuntary part-time work, and nonstandard schedules. The issue brief explains the extent of these problems and their particular impact on women, who make up the majority of low-wage workers and also shoulder a disproportionate share of caregiving responsibilities. The issue brief also documents the fallout from challenging work schedules for workers and their families.

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More Resources

Reports & Toolkits | Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014

October 22, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | NWLC Files Comments with Department of Education on Proposed School Improvement Grants (SIG) Program Rule

October 09, 2014

Webinars & Presentations | Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 Audio Conference

October 06, 2014

Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

October 01, 2014

| North Carolina and Pennsylvania Polls Show Strong Bipartisan Support for Early Learning

September 22, 2014