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Rachidi Angela, April 2021
Executive Summary

In summer 2020, the American Enterprise Institute launched a longitudinal survey to better understand the changing dynamics of American families during this difficult time and assess federal efforts to mitigate hardship and support caretaking.…

Stevens Katharine B., Weidinger Matt, April, 2021
Executive Summary

This report proposes allowing parents to advance future child tax credits into the earliest years of their child’s life, giving them greater choice in how to raise their young children. Our proposal aims to help two groups of parents. The first…

McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and…
Wolters Benjamin, Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, 2021
Executive Summary

The following brief has two aims; first, to explain the significance of the American Rescue Plan’s changes in the context of the existing CDCTC structure. And second, to prompt an informed discussion on how to improve the CDCTC, and to ensure…

Markowitz Anna J., Bassok Daphna, Bellows Laura, DiCarlo Cynthia F., Oakey-Frost RuthAnne, Sonnier-Netto Libbie, 2021
Executive Summary

This report presents key information about the costs of and funding mechanisms for early childhood care and education in Louisiana and the impacts on the early education workforce including (1) the prevalence of turnover, (2) potential drivers of…

Rachidi Angela, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The coronavirus pandemic has placed caregiving at the top of many Americans’ minds. Recent upticks in teleworking arrangements, along with the widespread shock to school and childcare situations this past spring, have raised important questions…
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, September, 2019
Executive Summary
This summary discusses the importance of high-quality child care and of a high-quality early childhood workforce; the low compensation of the workforce; and a workforce investment credit, modeled on Louisiana's School Readiness Tax Credits, that is…
Powell Anna, Thomason Sarah, Jacobs Ken, May, 2019
Executive Summary
As California mulls pathways for state funding to grow the economy, research points to ECE as a vital and powerful opportunity. Expanding high-quality ECE would not only generate economic output through the higher earnings of ECE workers, but would…
Whitehurst Grover J., 09 March, 2017
Executive Summary
The evidence shows clearly that many families need childcare and that licensed center-based care is not affordable for them. How can the federal government pay for it, assure that parents remain in the driver's seat, minimize unintended negative…
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
Executive Summary
This summary discusses the importance of high-quality child care and of a high-quality early childhood workforce; the low compensation of the workforce; and a workforce investment credit, modeled on Louisiana's School Readiness Tax Credits, that is…
McLean Caitlin, Dichter Harriet, Whitebook Marcy, 2017
Executive Summary
Teachers in publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs across the nation are increasingly expected to earn educational qualifications and credentials similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower…
Stoney Louise, Bronfin Melanie, Rahim Monica Candal, October, 2016
Executive Summary
Louisiana's current fiscal crisis has called all tax credits into question. As the state examines the purpose and effectiveness of its tax credits, the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children seeks to understand the effects of one tax credit package…
Whitehurst Grover J., 28 April, 2016
Executive Summary
In the United States, public policy and expenditure intended to improve the prospects of children from low-income families have focused on better preparing children for school through Head Start and universal pre-K. This school readiness approach…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, Kassabian David, March, 2016
Executive Summary
This report describes and analyzes the experiences of the six states involved in the WSS initiative as they leveraged policy change to streamline and align families' access to work supports. A broad range of policies are analyzed here, from…
Welsh-Loveman Jeremy, May, 2015
Executive Summary
This is a summary of an analysis that looks at the ramifications of minimum wage increases on state subsidized early care and education in California, with a particular focus on Oakland and centers regulated through Title 5 of the California Code of…