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Rachidi Angela, April 2021
Reports & Papers

In summer 2020, the American Enterprise Institute launched a longitudinal survey to better understand the changing dynamics of American families during this difficult time and assess federal efforts to mitigate hardship and support caretaking.…

Rachidi Angela, April 2021
Executive Summary

In summer 2020, the American Enterprise Institute launched a longitudinal survey to better understand the changing dynamics of American families during this difficult time and assess federal efforts to mitigate hardship and support caretaking.…

Stevens Katharine B., Weidinger Matt, April, 2021
Other
This report proposes allowing parents to advance future child tax credits into the earliest years of their child’s life, giving them greater choice in how to raise their young children. Our proposal aims to help two groups of parents. The first is…
Stevens Katharine B., Weidinger Matt, April, 2021
Executive Summary

This report proposes allowing parents to advance future child tax credits into the earliest years of their child’s life, giving them greater choice in how to raise their young children. Our proposal aims to help two groups of parents. The first…

Regenstein Elliot M., Strausz-Clark Chris, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
During the pandemic, there have been bipartisan calls for dramatically increased public funding for EEC. As that money is being invested, more needs to be done to make it easier for families to exercise true choice-in which they have affordable,…
Rachidi Angela, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The coronavirus pandemic has placed caregiving at the top of many Americans’ minds. Recent upticks in teleworking arrangements, along with the widespread shock to school and childcare situations this past spring, have raised important questions…
Rachidi Angela, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The coronavirus pandemic has placed caregiving at the top of many Americans’ minds. Recent upticks in teleworking arrangements, along with the widespread shock to school and childcare situations this past spring, have raised important questions…
Candal Cara Stillings, June, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Key points: - States should provide parents of 3- and 4-year-olds education scholarship accounts, which could be used to pay for various private (including faith-based) and public early childhood education providers. - To keep parents working,…
Regenstein Elliot M., December, 2019
Other
Key points: What can K-12 schools do to help support social and emotional learning (SEL)? One rarely discussed idea is to analyze the world of early childhood education. In the best early childhood programs, SEL is an integral part of the teaching…
Rachidi Angela, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using a unique time-diary data set (tracking every job and every childcare arrangement from the time the mother gives birth until the child reaches age 3) through the Fragile Families study, this report describes the prevalence of nonstandard-hour…
Stevens Katharine B., June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
After providing a historical timeline of federal early childhood education and care policies, this brief discusses federal performance partnerships in early childhood. The aim of this funding mechanism is to support states showing innovation and…
Stevens Katharine B., English Elizabeth, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to provide a starting point for a more comprehensive, nuanced dialogue around core policy goals in early childhood and the best strategies to accomplish those goals. It examines 10 of the best-known, widely cited programs of the…
Stevens Katharine B., English Elizabeth, April, 2016
Executive Summary
This report aims to provide a starting point for a more comprehensive, nuanced dialogue around core policy goals in early childhood and the best strategies to accomplish those goals. It examines 10 of the best-known, widely cited programs of the…
Rachidi Angela, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
Child care is a necessary work support for many American families, but can be prohibitively expensive for those with low incomes. The federal government provides assistance through direct child care subsidies, but only a fraction of eligible…
Stevens Katharine B., November, 2015
Other
This paper aims to provide a starting point by exploring how we ended up where we are today. It traces our evolving approach to early childhood care and education, sketching a brief, broad history of the three major federal funding streams: the…