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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…
Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
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The experiences and learning opportunities children are exposed to in pre-K give them a boost as they enter school. However, the positive effects of pre-K attendance on children’s academic and cognitive skills become smaller and sometimes…

University of Texas at Austin. Child and Family Research Partnership. Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As of February 2021, a total of nine states and the District of Columbia have adopted policies providing for paid family leave statewide, and the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center conducted a systematic review to identify the causal impacts of such…
Viser Cassidy, Camacho-Craft Isabella, Dutta-Gupta Indivar, Grant Kali, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Key takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic shrunk child care availability, pushing many working parents, including many women of color and women who are paid low wages, out of formal employment. -Though unemployment assistance and paid (family, medical,…
Wolters Benjamin, Smith Linda K., McHenry Kathlyn, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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…

Bipartisan Policy Center, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet provides general information about how the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) works, including recommendations for key changes and 2018 data about recipient income. A chart compares the current CDCTC structure with…

Start Early, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Start Early’s 2020 State Policy Update Report provides a snapshot of early childhood care and education budget and policy changes during the 2019-2020 legislative sessions (as of November 2020). All 50 states and Washington, D.C. were invited to…
Center for Law and Social Policy, October, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet provides information from DOL's Revised Rule and sub-regulatory guidance on working parents' rights to COVID-related paid sick days and paid family leave to care for a child whose school is closed or child care provider is…
Hardy Alycia, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet analyzes national trends for spending and participation in CCDBG- and TANF-funded child care in federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, the latest year for which data are available. In FY 2018, federal funding for CCDBG increased by a…
Pepin Gabrielle, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In 2003, the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act expanded the CDCC and led to large increases in both state and federal CDCC expenditures. To understand who benefited from the CDCC before and after its expansion, I document CDCC eligibility…
Wilson April, Whitfield Brooke, Briggs Sydney, Jordan Elizabeth, Carter Madeline, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The most rapid period of brain development occurs from the prenatal stage through age 3. Experiences during these years have a lasting impact on children’s learning abilities, behavior, and overall health. Positive influences, including a loving and…
First Five Years Fund, 28 April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource charts provisions in enacted legislation in response to COVID-19 that support child care providers and families. It compares related provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the CARES Act, and the Paycheck Protection…
First Five Years Fund, April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As part of the relief provided to America's families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of COVID-19, federal stimulus efforts thus far have recognized the unique position of child care and have included…
Bipartisan Policy Center, Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 27 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board worked together to produce this summary of the unemployment compensation provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…
Center for Law and Social Policy, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, presents and expounds upon the following child care and early education policymaking principles: 1. The health and safety of children and families, early childhood educators, and the…