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McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report 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 Child Care and…

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…
Pianta Robert C., Purtell Kelly M., McCormick Meghan P., Knoche Lisa, Burchinal Margaret, Ludvik Dana, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

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…
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Pinter Victoria, 2021
Reports & Papers

The connection between race and social benefits is so strong that many times the issue of social benefits is seen as a racial versus a social issue. I hypothesize that Hispanic families in new destination locations which are located in the…

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…
Hong Youngjin Stephanie, Henly Julia R., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This analysis examines the relationship between participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and school readiness skills, specifically in early reading, early math, and approaches to learning skills, among low-income…
Schott Liz, Floyd Ife, Burnside Ashley, 19 February, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines how states spent TANF funds, including those spent on child care, in FY 2017.
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The contributions of psychology to the development and evaluation of preschool-to-third-grade prevention programs are analyzed with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through implementation of effective services for a greater number of children. The…
Bipartisan Policy Center, June, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Historically, America's child care and welfare programs have had a complicated relationship. Below we provide an overview of this history and outline three key child care issues for policymakers to consider as a part of any welfare reform. (author…
Hahn Heather, Rohacek Monica, Isaacs Julia B., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
To help inform states currently focusing on simplifying access to benefits and improving service delivery, including those implementing the new requirements, this report highlights steps taken and lessons learned by five states that--before the…
Guo Jing, Zan Hua, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The increase of women’s participation in the labor force and the changes in family structure in past decades call for modifications in work-life support policies, such as paid family leave, for working parents (AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid…
Bornfreund Laura, Dichter Harriet, Calderon Miriam E., Garcia Amaya, March, 2017
Other
In this paper, we offer an introduction to ESSA, exploring major provisions that have implications for the early learning system. We cover opportunities for young children, birth through third grade. We touch upon both state and local opportunity…