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Kids eat together at school
New research finds there isn’t a comprehensive or single way young children have been fed during child care closures.
Child participates in online kindergarten
In 2019, roughly 9 percent of federal spending was invested in children, compared with 45 percent that was spent on retirement and health benefits for adults through Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Parent tutors their young child with a disability
Parents of young children with disabilities are experiencing higher rates of stress, depression, and anxiety than other parents.
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.

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