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The recent congressional budget deal will substantially increase funding for the Child Care and Development Fund.
Amid strikes to protest low wages for teachers, pay disparities within the education workforce shouldn't be overlooked.
Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?
Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
The bipartisan budget agreement passed last week includes a historic funding increase for the largest federal child care assistance program.
Recent innovations in how we identify families suggest that past estimates of the number of children of immigrants were low.
Children's health programs face a 10 percent or $140 billion cut in the Trump administration's 2018 budget.
Under current law, federal spending per child age 8 or younger is expected to decline in every category except health.
Federal spending on children is projected to shrink as a share of the federal budget over the next decade.
Whether a family is eligible for assistance in paying for child care depends largely on where they live.

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