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Child care is a basic that helps families get ahead by giving parents the support and peace of mind they need to be productive at work and children the boost they need to succeed in school. To help increase families' access to affordable, high-quality care, we have worked with a coalition of national and state organizations to develop a blueprint for the future of child care. More resources specifically focused on child care for women in low-wage jobs can be found on our Women in Low-Wage Jobs page.

Frequently requested child care reports: see Pivot Point: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2013 and State by State Fact Sheets: Child Care Assistance Policies 2013.

Highlights

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),

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Issue Briefs | Improving the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Would Help Working Families and Promote Tax Fairness for Women

March 4, 2015

This fact sheet shows how improvements to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit would help working families with the rising costs of child care.

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Fact Sheet | State by State Fact Sheets: Child Care Assistance Policies 2014

December 8, 2014

The National Women's Law Center's 11th annual review of key child care subsidy policies in all fifty states and the District of Columbia reveals that in 2014, families were worse off in 13 states than they were in 2013 under one or more child care assistance policies, but were better off in 33 states. These 51 fact sheets summarize the state-specific information in Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014

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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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More Resources

Webinars & Presentations | Follow Up Q&A, Webinar: Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization

April 22, 2015

Issue Briefs | Governors’ 2015 State of the State Addresses: Mentions of Early Care and Education

April 22, 2015

Webinars & Presentations | Webinar: Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization

April 16, 2015

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

April 14, 2015

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

April 01, 2015