How federal child care subsidy policies can help low-income families maintain consistent care

The CCDF Policies Database is a resource for analyzing current and future policies and assessing how states respond to evolving priorities.

How many children of immigrants live in the US? The answer is hard to pin down.

Recent innovations in how we identify families suggest that past estimates of the number of children of immigrants were low.

Public policies about fatherhood should reflect reality

Fathers can contribute more than money to their children’s well-being.

Seven things you should know about childhood poverty

Childhood poverty can have lifelong consequences-- and these consequences can even stretch into future generations.

How to expand opportunity through a better TANF program

To better help families climb the ladder of opportunity, federal TANF performance measures should give states incentives to take a balanced approach to promoting work, family economic stability, and child well-being.

Who minds the kids when mom works a nonstandard schedule?

How working an erratic schedule and nighttime hours affect parents' child care options.