Change happens: It’s how we prepare for it that matters

Completely preventing instability isn’t realistic. But with the right strategies in place, we can minimize the effects.

Stabilizing children’s lives: Insights for research and action

Too many children do not have a stable foundation, and instability in one or more areas threatens their well-being.

Helping parents put career and family first

Education and training programs are developing child care solutions to help low-income parents advance their careers and care for their kids.

Making early care and education strategies really work for families

We are shortchanging the very children who most need a strong start and the parents who are working hard to give their children a better life.

It’s time to talk about prekindergarten absenteeism

As the federal government invests more in prekindergarten and focuses on battling absenteeism, it’s important that policymakers and school administrators consider the link between the two.

The Every (Preschool) Student Succeeds Act of 2015

Two provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act focus on early childhood education, marking a historic commitment to the youngest learners.

For the nearly 40 percent of children who are poor for at least a year, food stamps can help provide critical stability

Senior fellow Caroline Ratcliffe told a congressional committee on Tuesday why programs like SNAP are critical to a better future for poor children.

Federal spending on children: What’s up? What’s down?

Spending on K-12 education, early education and care, nutrition and social services fell in 2014, while spending on children's health increased.

Why parents’ nonstandard work schedules matter for children: Is it the hours or the instability?

Parents' fluctuating hours could mean children experience different settings, caregivers, and meal and sleep schedules each day.

High-poverty schools undermine education for children of color

Why desegregating public schools could bring so much benefit to children of color