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),
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.
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.
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.
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.
NWLC’s comments to the Human Resources Subcommittee, Ways and Means, focus on the need for any TANF reauthorization bill to provide policies and adequate resources to ensure that families trying to leave or avoid TANF have access to affordable, reliable child care, in addition to the other supports and services needed to meet basic needs and get ahead.
This webinar, co-hosted by NWLC and CLASP, covers critical information about the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization law currently being implemented by states looking -closely at provisions of the new CCDBG law that most impact low-wage workers
This call focuses on the current situation regarding appropriations/funding for early learning, the impact of caps on spending for this year and on future funding, and messages for Members of Congress during the August recess.
On July 8, 2015, 46 national organizations sent a sign-on letter to members of the House and Senate, thanking the House and Senate Appropriations Committee members for their recognition of the importance of early learning in the recent mark-up of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education. and Related Agencies appropriations bill, while also urging that significant increased investments, and that these investments are only possible if the caps on non-discretionary defense spending are rasied.
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.