The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Child Care for Low-Income Parents

Brief

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Child Care for Low-Income Parents

July 16, 2015

Abstract

The recent reauthorization of the Child Care Development Fund and passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide a unique opportunity to support the child care needs of low-income parents who need education and training by strengthening each system’s approach to these families and by forging partnerships between the workforce development and child care systems. This brief documents potential opportunities (and remaining challenges) the passage of WIOA offers to address the child care needs of these parents so they can access and be successful in education and training to secure better jobs and economic security for their families.

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