Beyond serving more children, higher spending on child care assistance could enhance quality of care
Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?
Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
Immigrant parents shouldn’t have to choose between their dream of permanent residency and meeting their children’s basic needs
Draft regulations would penalize immigrant parents who enroll children in social programs.
Children of immigrants make up one-quarter of our future workforce, but are less likely to participate in early education programs.
Children's health programs face a 10 percent or $140 billion cut in the Trump administration's 2018 budget.
America’s investment in young children will decline, even with proposed tax and budget changes aside
Under current law, federal spending per child age 8 or younger is expected to decline in every category except health.
Economic security policies should recognize the link between the outcomes of parents and their children
Policies intended to improve families’ economic security often don’t consider the needs of parents and their children together.
Significant help for low- and middle-income families with children is missing from tax reform legislation.
One in five families will lose resources under administration’s proposed changes to safety net programs
As many as 29.2 million families would lose an average of $1,230 per year.
Exposure to indoor allergens and irritants like mold, moisture, pests, and tobacco smoke can exacerbate asthma.