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High-quality child care that supports children’s healthy development is crucial for working families. Quality early childhood development programs can help mitigate the negative effects of poverty and create lifelong benefits for America’s most vulnerable children. Unfortunately, the high costs of child care can be prohibitive for many families.
March 2, 2016
State data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 17, 2015 reveal that child poverty in 2014 remains at record high levels in the states. Children are the poorest age group, and the poorest are children of color and those under age six.
October 28, 2015
Investing in Early Childhood Development and Learning is Key to the Success of Our Children and Our Nation’s Long-Term Economic Growth
This fact sheet details how high quality caregiving is extremely important to babies and toddlers, how parents struggle to find affordable, quality care, especially for low-income working families.
A guide for relative caregivers on child care and early childhood education and what they need to know to give their child a head start. This guide provides information on different types of child care and early childhood education programs, how to look for these programs, financial assistance for child care, and answers to other common questions about child care.