Brief The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Child Care for Low-Income Parents
Shayne Spaulding
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The recent reauthorization of the Child Care Development Fund and passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provide a unique opportunity to support the child care needs of low-income parents who need education and training by strengthening each system’s approach to these families and by forging partnerships between the workforce development and child care systems. This brief documents potential opportunities (and remaining challenges) the passage of WIOA offers to address the child care needs of these parents so they can access and be successful in education and training to secure better jobs and economic security for their families.
Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags Early childhood education Kids in context Beyond high school: education and training
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Income and Benefits Policy Center