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National Women's Law Center, April, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Permanent improvements to the CDCTC and investments in direct child care assistance will help rebuild a more equitable economy for women and families. Women, especially single parents, continue to bear the bulk of responsibility for care of children…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
Ullrich Rebecca, Sojourner Aaron J., Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Schmit Stephanie, Schulman Karen, White Catherine, April, 2020
Reports & Papers

This brief provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system during the coronavirus pandemic. We estimate that at least $9.6 billion is needed each month to fully fund existing providers in the child care system. These…

Ullrich Rebecca, Sojourner Aaron J., Robbins Katherine Gallagher, Schmit Stephanie, Schulman Karen, White Catherine, April, 2020
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This analysis provides new estimates of what it would cost to sustain the child care system through the coronavirus pandemic. We estimate that at least $9.6 billion is needed each month to fully fund existing providers in the child care system—…

National Women's Law Center, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet describes how each state is using or intends to use increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to help more families access high-quality child care.
National Women's Law Center, January, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
High-quality child care is essential to enable parents to get and keep a job and to give children a strong start toward success in school and life. As a result, child care strengthens our country's economy. Yet many families--particularly low-income…
Schulman Karen, 2019
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of state data, collected in February 2018, on a number of topics related to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidies for infant care. Chapters of this report address: 1) a comparison of actual payment rates and…
National Women's Law Center, November, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In the context of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization and FY 2018 funding boost, this document highlights gaps in states' child care assistance policies, focusing on income eligibility limits, waiting lists, copayments…
Schulman Karen, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…
Schulman Karen, Crawford Daria, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report was based on semi-structured interviews with state child care advocates and/or administrators in five states: Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, and Oregon. These states were selected because they had diversity in size and region of the…
National Women's Law Center, July, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides recommendations for states to improve access to child care for parents with low-wage jobs/irregular work schedules, based on provisions in the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and in…
Schulman Karen, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report discusses state payment rates for infant care based on February 2017 data.
National Women's Law Center, November, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Highlighting gaps in states' child care assistance policies, this document touches on income eligibility limits, waiting lists, copayments, payment rates for providers, and eligibility for job-seeking parents.
Matsui Amy K., Adams Gina, Burnett Carol, 10 October, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines how child care intersects with postsecondary…