Helen Blank provided testimony on the importance of supporting and opportunities to improve early care and education at the hearing, The State of the American Child: Securing Our Children's Future, before the Senate HELP's Subcommittee on Children and Families.
The following state-by-state fact sheets provide information from NWLC’s report on state child care assistance programs, State Child Care Assistance Policies 2010: New Federal Funds Help States Weather the Storm.
This conference call discussed most recent developments in state child care assistance programs and also featured state advocates who are working on key challenges affecting low-income families as well as providers’ access to child care assistance.
The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition's letter to the Administration's Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform urges them to ensure that domestic discretionary spending not be reduced to or frozen at levels that would jeopardize investments in programs such as early care and education.
Karen Schulman is a Senior Policy Analyst in NWLC's Family Economic Security division. She researches and writes about child care and early education policies. She received her bachelor's degree from Williams College and her master's degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to joining NWLC, she worked at the Children's Defense Fund.