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Nontraditional hour work schedules shape the types of child care families can access, which can limit their opportunities to work, earn a living wage, and support their kids’ healthy development.
A father helps his daughter with her jacket while dropping her off for her first day of 1st grade at the Lincoln-Hancock Community School in Quincy, MA on September 17, 2020.
Quick and comprehensive intervention can help ensure young children are not playing catch-up for the rest of their lives.
Caretaker helps child with remote learning
15 million parents with school-age children engaged in remote learning report that no adult in their household had moved to telework because of the pandemic.
Child on a swing
Three in 10 young Black children and nearly a quarter of young Hispanic children are projected to experience poverty from August to December.
Child plays in a mask at day care
How researchers can apply racial equity and community engagement lenses to data collection.
Child does crafts while wearing a mask
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply of child care, both in centers and in home-based settings.
Children play together
Child care assistance can support economic recovery and remove barriers lower-income families face when trying to reenter the labor force.
Person cleans child care facility
These survey tips can help state and local leaders understand how child care programs and their staff are faring and what it will take to reopen and recover from the pandemic.
A child and his father read together
Rapid and expansive cross-sector action could help narrow the racial and ethnic disparities among young people.
A boat in the water
Families envision a system that provides support before they are in crisis, but doing so may require transforming how the system currently works.

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