One year later, Puerto Rico’s children are still navigating the Hurricane Maria recovery

The Puerto Rico Department of Education closed nearly a quarter of its 865 schools this past summer, prompted largely by postdisaster population decline.

What areas could benefit most from Jeff Bezos’s preschool initiative?

One can take varying approaches to identify areas most in need of new preschools.

Early child care and education would face steep cuts under the Trump administration’s budget proposal

If Congress adopted the administration’s funding priorities, federal spending on children would be 6 percent lower over the next 10 years.

The F in TANF is for families: Reducing child poverty should be an explicit goal

Only 1.4 million families with children receive support from TANF, though 8 million families with children live in poverty.

How much do low-income families pay for subsidized child care?

The recent congressional budget deal will substantially increase funding for the Child Care and Development Fund.

Educator wages don’t reflect the significance of early childhood

Amid strikes to protest low wages for teachers, pay disparities within the education workforce shouldn't be overlooked.

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?

Administration’s budget proposal could be a double-edged sword for child support

Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.

10 recommendations to expand preschool access for children of immigrants

Children of immigrants make up one-quarter of our future workforce, but are less likely to participate in early education programs.