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The House-passed Build Back Better bill would make significant investments in programs supporting children.
State home visiting administrators and local program leaders can leverage available federal funds and local partnerships to ensure more families have access to the diapers they need.
Federal pandemic relief led to an unprecedented increase in spending on children, but the gains will not be sustained without further legislation.
Throughout the pandemic, home-based child care providers have maintained an essential service, but now they face burn out from workforce shortages and need efforts to support their health and well-being.
Often overlooked in discussions about child care, home-based providers offer many positive services for children and families that state policymakers can support by better directing existing set-aside funding.
New Urban Institute reports provide evidence-based solutions to address the child care crisis.
Historically, the child care subsidy system has been underfunded, serving only one in six children eligible under federal law.
Families working nontraditional hours face challenges finding child care, and child care services they do use tend to receive less support from public funds.
Our State-by-State Spending on Kids Dataset offers the most comprehensive account of public spending on children available, and it gives state and federal administrators the data they need to make informed decisions amid pandemic relief.
How can policymaking build a stronger early childhood education system that meets the needs of all children, families, programs, and teachers?

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