Early Childhood & Child Care Research Data & Publications
In this report we focus on child care for the children of teen mothers, and the emerging response of schools, social service agencies, cities, and states to that need. Not nearly enough is being done, but the growing activity in the area holds promise. This report reviews the criteria for good programs, the barriers to creating them, some model programs, and some different state initiatives.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that explores the 1987 cuts to families and children under the Reagan administration while comparing those cuts to the billions in increases to the US military.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that presents data on the 1986 increases in spending by the Reagan administration on military operations and the decrease in spending for programs for low-income families and children. These budget cuts affect programs for child abuse prevention, pre-mature births and prenatal care for pregnant mothers and infants, and growing homelessness.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that describes in 3 parts the unfair FY 1984 Reagan administration's strategies and policies that cut programs for needy children and their families, and how these cuts permeated into every aspect of poor children's lives, from education to health, education, and child care and exposes how the Reagan administration's strategies undermined and eroded the civil rights of minority children and families.
An annual report of the Children's Defense Fund that provides a report card of the President's 1982 budget and analyzes the 1983 budget; the report offers fair alternatives to the budget cuts that are more cost effective and do not harm children and offers an update on the Family Protection Act.
A composite portrait of inequality facing Black children in America with statistical data available to document the persistent disparities.
An 1977 analysis by the Children's Defense Fund of the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Survey conducted by the federal government in 1966.
A survey of households, school officials, and community leaders concerning children 7 to 17 years of age in the United States who are not in enrolled in school.