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Reports & Toolkits | Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization: A Guide for States

April 1, 2015

This guide is designed to help policymakers and advocates gain a better understanding of what is entailed in fully implementing the November 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG),


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.


Reports & Toolkits | Extra Credit: How Louisiana Is Improving Child Care

April 14, 2015

This report analyzes the impact of a unique package of tax credits intended to improve the quality of child care in Louisiana – the School Readiness Tax Credits – in the first four years of their implementation.


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

October 29, 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 voted on the measure on November 13 and the President signed the bill enacting the reauthorization into law. 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. 


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.


More Resources

Coalition Action Materials | Letter in Support of Early Education Provisions in ESEA Reauthorization

September 23, 2015

Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Comments on Child Care Implications of TANF Reauthorization Proposal

July 31, 2015

Webinars & Presentations | Webinar: How the New CCDBG Law Would Impact Low-Wage Workers

July 22, 2015

Webinars & Presentations | Conference Call: Funding for Early Learning: The Current Status and What We Need to Do Moving Forward

July 21, 2015

Coalition Action Materials | Recess Resources on Early Childhood Education

July 20, 2015