The American Rescue Plan will temporarily increase the Child Tax Credit and make the full Child Tax Credit available to all children except those in families with the highest incomes. This proposal would markedly reduce the number of children in families with incomes below the poverty line while narrowing the gap in poverty rates between white children and Black and Latino children. Some have raised concerns that proposals to expand the Child Tax Credit and make the full credit available to all children in families with low income, including those in which a parent is out of work, will discourage work. This article, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, makes the case that the strong benefits of the proposal far outweigh any potential reduction in employment.
Blog December 21, 2021
Home-based education leaders Ruth Kimble, DeCarla Burton, Martina Rocha, and Erma Jackson contributed to this fourth blog in the HBCC Voices from the Field Series.
Archived Meeting Resources December 17, 2021
This is the slide deck from the November 16 webinar, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English. Home-Based Child Care is popular because many providers offer flexible schedules and are more familiar and affordable to families than child care centers. In addition, many families are able to find home-based providers with cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds similar to their own. Nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English, and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. During this webinar, participants learned how states and communities can recognize and support this critical population of educators.
Archived Webinar December 15, 2021
This is a recording from the December 13, 2021 Child Care Compensation Counts: Eight Strategies webinar.