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As policymakers debate allocating state and local aid in the next stimulus package, they should consider how state and local budget cuts affected children’s development and helped prolong the slowdown after the last recession.
These steps can help reduce gaps in the affordability and availability of the health safety net and mend the web of stabilizing supports for children to thrive.
Gaps in the housing safety net, coupled with the affordable housing crisis, mean many children face housing instability that threatens their healthy development
The pandemic has dealt a major blow to parents’ ability to meet their children’s basic needs.
Child care providers are seeking evidence about best practices to inform their plans.
The cost of child care ranges from $4,670 in Mississippi to $18,657 in the District of Columbia.
Local organizations united to address the lack of affordable early care and education in San Antonio's Eastside.
Some argue that child poverty in the US is on par with other high-income countries and that our safety net is working as it should.
Research shows that child care is a key factor in parents’ ability to balance work and education.
This year, the federal government budgeted $350 million for preschool expansion and development.

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