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Funding levels for programs supporting our nation’s children will be decided in the Labor and Health and Human Services and Education bill.
Child care agencies must consider how to use evidence to improve their programs.
Our current child care system leaves many families unable to find or pay for high-quality child care.
The US will soon be spending more on interest payments on the national debt than on investments in children.
Policymakers have developed proposals that would use Social Security to fund paid parental leave.
Ninety-five percent of families with children receive some tax benefit.
Many parents, like those in rural areas or working nontraditional hours, have unique needs for child care.
As states roll out new training initiatives for home-based providers, they also seek to learn more about their goals and needs.
With $5.7 billion, the federal government could quintuple the amount it spends on job training programs for youth.
Interviews with child care providers show how they help low-income parents stay employed.

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