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.
Article June 23, 2022
Michelle Chapin, Heather Adams and Charrise Hart from Ready for School, Ready for Life provide an overview of Guilford County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Slide Deck May 11, 2022
This slide deck is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.