How Will Children Fare in the Markup of the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill?

Funding levels for programs supporting our nation’s children will be decided in the Labor and Health and Human Services and Education bill.

What Happens When We Forgive Debt from Child Support Payments?

A pilot program in San Francisco provided debt relief to parents with debt related to child support.

More Than 250,000 Mothers Could Start Working through Expanded Child Care Subsides

A hypothetical expansion of child care subsidies could raise family incomes and reduce child poverty.

Expanding Child Care Subsidies Could Serve Two Million Additional Children

Our current child care system leaves many families unable to find or pay for high-quality child care.

Warren’s plan for universal child care—and any other plan—should address these challenges

Many parents, like those in rural areas or working nontraditional hours, have unique needs for child care.

Work requirement policies must consider parents’ need for child care

For parents in states that are expanding work requirements, the inability to seek education and training can have serious repercussions.

Rapid re-housing can help end children’s homelessness

Children younger than 4 who experience homelessness are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes.

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.