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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
Garver Karin A., October, 2020
Reports & Papers
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state's child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time,…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Kim Jeounghee, Wang Sicheng, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A childcare supply issue received national attention with the passage of Childcare and Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014. Although Head Start programs may be strategically placed in areas with a potential childcare supply gap,…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, Schochet Leila, Novoa Cristina, Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
To better understand the U.S. supply of licensed child care and national trends in families' proximity to child care, the Center for American Progress analyzed the geographic locations of licensed child care facilities, including centers and family…
Workman Simon, Jessen-Howard Steven, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Using data from the Center for American Progress' "Where Does Your Child Care Dollar Go?" tool and new analysis that estimates the cost of home-based family child care, this report looks at this "giant math equation" specifically as it relates to…
Kim Jeounghee, Joo Myungkook, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
The Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014 (CCDBG) requires Lead Agencies every three years to conduct a market rate survey or employ an alternative methodology to inform provider reimbursement rates. New Jersey Department of…
Brady Kristen, Norton Michael, Parello Nancy, Steinberg Adam, Tsai Maggie You Ming, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report examines CACFP, with a focus on the child care portion of the program. Based on input from child care providers, vendors providing food to children through CACFP and others participating in the program, this report examines the program's…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., Haynie Kristina, Tercha Jessica, Bump Jen, Norton Maggie, Scott Krista, Rose-Malm Jessica, Springfield Jasmin, Stewart Jacob, 2018
Reports & Papers
As in previous years, we report on a variety of data related to the cost and affordability of child care. We provide statistics on the average cost of care for each state and the percent of median income married and single parents pay for child care…
Malik Rasheed, Hamm Katie, August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Based on data on licensed or registered child care providers in twenty-two states, this study of child care deserts discusses findings in relation to rural, suburban, and urban locations; race and ethnicity; and maternal labor force participation.…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
To better understand the availability of center-based child care for infants and toddlers, ACNJ conducted a survey to examine the supply of available slots compared to the number of young children likely to need care because all parents work. To get…
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Results indicate that at current funding levels, most early care and education providers will not be sustainable at the higher levels of Grow NJ Kids, which is the States definition of quality. For programs that provide care for large percentages of…
Fraga Lynette M., Dobbins Dionne R., Draper Fitzgerald, McCready Michelle, 2017
Reports & Papers
This edition of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017 is a slimmer, more cost-focused report than in previous years. As we continue to dive into child care costs around the country and to explore the true cost of child care, we know that one…
Walker Christina, Schmit Stephanie, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent CLASP analysis found that access to child care subsidies is sharply limited for all eligible children, but even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states. A striking finding is that eligible Latino children…