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How Build Back Better Would Support American Families


How Build Back Better Would Support American Families

With the right supports, parents can refocus their energy on providing a safe and nurturing home for their child to learn and flourish, writes Dr. Melissa T. Merrick.


New York Budget Embraces ‘Extraordinary’ Expansion of Child Care and Pre-K

Enrollment at the Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center has recovered to about 85% of capacity, after plunging as low as 25% when the pandemic began last spring. (Photo courtesy of Beth Starks)
New York will launch a historic expansion of child care and pre-K capacity, a change made possible by a massive influx of federal aid, new state taxes and a push by lawmakers newly empowered to challenge the scandal-plagued Democratic Gov.


Thousands of Child Care Programs Have Closed In California, Study Finds

A socially-distance outdoor story and picnic time at Modern Education Family Childcare-Portola in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Pyrena Hui
When Pyrena Hui considered what field of work she’d pursue as a recent immigrant from Hong Kong to the United States, her family was a top priority.

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High Cost of Child Care Compounds New York City’s Affordability Crisis

Celebrating the Day of Thanks at a Harlem early childhood center run by Union Settlement, which estimates its enrollment is currently at about half of capacity. Photo via Union Settlement.
For New York City parents of infants and toddlers, the annual cost of center-based child care is nearly one-third of the median household income — more than four times the level considered “affordable” by the U.S.


More than 80% of Los Angeles Voters Want Better Child Care, Poll Finds

An overwhelming number of voters want local officials to invest in early childhood education, according to a poll released Tuesday by a pair of Los Angeles County advocacy groups.

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What’s In The 2022 Federal Spending Deal for Children and Families


The 2020 Spending Deal: A Full Breakdown of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Funding

Just before the holidays, and amidst the contentious impeachment proceedings, both parties and both chambers hammered out a spending deal for fiscal 2020 that was then signed by President Donald Trump.


Gavin Newsom, California’s Family Man

On Monday, Gavin Newsom was sworn is as California’s 40th governor. He is the father of four young children, one of whom ended up stealing the show. At one point during Newsom’s 20-minute address his youngest son, 2-year-old Dutch, toddled up on stage.


Child Care, Child Protection Get Big Boosts in Omnibus Spending Deal

The 2018 spending deal reached this week, which blows through the caps on spending put in place in 2013, brought massive infusions of cash into several youth and family services programs.


California Counties Consider Child Care Program for Foster Parents

Counties in California will have until Thursday to decide whether to opt into a state program that aims to boost the number of foster parents by providing some with subsidized child care.