During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have had to balance working or seeking work, protecting their own and their children’s health and safety, and managing their children’s education despite child care programs being closed or offering reduced services. For Black and Latino families, these challenges have been more pronounced. This Urban Institute blog outlines three immediate ways policymakers can use the child care funds allocated in the recent relief packages to more equitably support families with young children.
Article July 22, 2021
Learn more about the HOPE work to ensure that each child, regardless of race, neighborhood, or family income, has equitable opportunities to achieve positive health and education outcomes. This overview looks at efforts underway in Alabama, California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
Website June 24, 2021
Check out this website, Durham’s Partnership for Children, for information on North Carolina’s Pre-K program.
Website June 23, 2021
The American Rescue Plan, like the COVID relief bills before it, present opportunities for states to think beyond one-time aid and make transformative new investments and significant changes to state early childhood policy. This set of resources on the Alliance for Early Success website aggregates information on how states can — and are — using these crucial funds to rebuild and reimagine the way they support young children and their families.