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 September 28, 2023
On September 30, 2023, federal funding made available to child care providers during the pandemic will expire. In this blog, providers discuss the impact.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.