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President 2019 Budget to Leave Most Vulnerable Behind

As expected, the President proposes to use his 2019 Budget, released on February 12th, to pay for the $1.5 trillion deficit increase included in the 2017 Tax Cut bill.

February 14, 2018

The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition Letter to Congress

In this letter, the Child Care and Early Learning Coalition urges Congress to increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant by $2.9 billion in the FY 2018 appropriations bill as proposed by the Democratic leadership. This substantial investment in access to high-quality child care will help parents work, boost the well-being of children, and make our economy stronger.

February 5, 2018

The State of America's Children 2017

Millions of America’s children today suffer from hunger, homelessness and hopelessness. Together, The State of America’s Children® 2017 and corresponding state factsheets provide a comprehensive overview of how America’s children are doing nationally and inform conversations about how we can do better.

December 14, 2017

Child Poverty in America 2016: State Analysis

State data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 12, 2017 reveal that child poverty in 2016 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.

November 1, 2017

Child Poverty in America 2016 National FactSheet

Poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 12, 2017 reveal child poverty declined last year to more than 13.2 million poor children, approximately one million fewer than in 2015. The national child poverty rate declined from 19.7 percent in 2015 to 18.0 percent in 2016, a statistically significant decrease. Child poverty rates declined for White, Black, Hispanic and Asian children. Children remain the poorest age group in the nation.

September 12, 2017

Child Care for Working Families Act - Fact Sheet

The Child Care for Working Families Act provides help to families, ensuring every family who needs it can afford high-quality child care for their children. The bill recognizes children need a continuum of support in the earliest years of their lives and in addition to child care subsidies supports universal access to preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and full-day, full year Early Head Start and Head Start for the poorest children.

September 5, 2017

Child Care Access to Resources for Early-Learning Act

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

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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

Ending Child Poverty Now Talking Points

October 13, 2015

Child Poverty in America 2014 State Fact Sheet

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.

September 22, 2015

Additional Resources