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Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, June 2021
Other

This paper will make the case for policymakers to consider investing in the entire early care and education system rather than create new structures that could further isolate programs-such as Pre-K-from the mixed delivery system. (author…

Bipartisan Policy Center, June 2021
Reports & Papers

The research conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center seeks to understand how work settings are changing for employed parents and how that impacts child care demands. Specific research objectives included: 1.…

Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief includes data about American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the systemic inequities that they face. A table compares the AI/AN population to national averages for various metrics including poverty, unemployment, and…

Tracey Sarah, Smith Linda K., Rosen Sophie, April 2021
Other

The Bipartisan Policy Center recognizes the value of high-quality child care environments on children’s development. To help states move forward in defining high-quality child care facilities, BPC has developed model improvement standards for…

Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, Einterz Frannie, 24 March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The child care provisions within the ARP include $39 billion in one-time appropriations to the Child Care and Development Block Grant, split into two sections, and a separate, permanent increase to the mandatory Child Care Entitlement to States.…
McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and Child Care and…

McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and…
Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, March 2021
Other

For more than a decade, the number of licensed family child care programs significantly declined across the country. To ensure that parent choice is supported and children have opportunities to learn in settings that best suit their developmental…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, March 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Increased funding and support of tribal early childhood programs can help AI/AN children and families to heal and thrive, in resistance to historical trauma and adversity. This brief summarizes available data about AI/AN children and families and…

Bipartisan Policy Center, January 22 2021
Reports & Papers

These slides accompany a webinar that presents findings from a survey that looked at parents' child care arrangements and factors that influenced their decisions. It was conducted from December 11-16, 2020 among 1,500 parents with children under…

Bipartisan Policy Center. Early Childhood Initiative, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines an underutilized policy of using contracts and grants to pay subsidized child care slots and argues that more states should seize the opportunity amid COVID-19 to stabilize child care programs’ financial outlook to ensure parent…
Smith Linda K., Morris Suzann, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As child care programs across the country are financially impacted by closures and reduced numbers of children due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, revisiting how states addressed rates with the CCDBG increase provides a road map for where…
Wolters Benjamin, Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

The following brief has two aims; first, to explain the significance of the American Rescue Plan’s changes in the context of the existing CDCTC structure. And second, to prompt an informed discussion on how to improve the CDCTC, and to ensure…

Wolters Benjamin, Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, 2021
Executive Summary

The following brief has two aims; first, to explain the significance of the American Rescue Plan’s changes in the context of the existing CDCTC structure. And second, to prompt an informed discussion on how to improve the CDCTC, and to ensure…