Research Report Child Care Assistance for Parents in Education and Training
Gina Adams, Caroline Heller, Shayne Spaulding, Teresa Derrick-Mills
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New economic realities have focused attention on how to best design workforce development strategies to help low-wage and low-skill workers succeed. Lack of child care is one important barrier that can make it difficult for low-income parents to successfully participate in workforce development programs that help people find jobs, job readiness activities, and supportive services. This paper focuses on one element of this barrier: the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the federal and state child care assistance program. This paper examines CCDF eligibility policies and services for parents who need child care to participate in education and training activities.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Child care Kids in context
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Income and Benefits Policy Center