Six Strategies for a More Inclusive Understanding of How COVID-19 is Affecting Families’ Child Care Needs

How researchers can apply racial equity and community engagement lenses to data collection.

Finding Solutions to Support Child Care during COVID-19

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply of child care, both in centers and in home-based settings.

For Unemployed Parents, Child Care Remains a Question Mark

Child care assistance can support economic recovery and remove barriers lower-income families face when trying to reenter the labor force.

Want to Understand What Child Care Programs Need during the Pandemic? These Five Survey Tips Could Help

These survey tips can help state and local leaders understand how child care programs and their staff are faring and what it will take to reopen and recover from the pandemic.

What Would It Take to Create the Child Welfare System Families Say They Need?

Families envision a system that provides support before they are in crisis, but doing so may require transforming how the system currently works.

Administrative Data Show Where You Live May Determine Your Access to Child Care

These analyses are critical at a time when research suggests the pandemic is deepening structural inequities in child care.

How Can We Do a Better Job of Getting Meals to Young Children during the Pandemic?

New research finds there isn’t a comprehensive or single way young children have been fed during child care closures.

It’s Time for America to Reconsider Its Investment in Our Children

In 2019, roughly 9 percent of federal spending was invested in children, compared with 45 percent that was spent on retirement and health benefits for adults through Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Black and Hispanic People See Biggest Potential Poverty Reduction from Select HEROES Act Policies

Absent new legislation, more than one in five Black and Hispanic people are at risk of being in poverty later this year.