This Practice Brief is the second in a periodic series published by the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) to build awareness of promising practices in the field of school-age child care.
Strategies to Guide the Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding for Early Care and Education
Report December 10, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created a major upheaval to an already fragile early care and education system. As a result of the pandemic, families face additional challenges accessing care and child care providers are experiencing greater financial difficulties and struggling to keep their programs open. The pandemic has also exacerbated the racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequities within the child care system. As states strive to spend these funds in ways that support the child care industry and decrease these inequities, they must decide how to equitably distribute federal recovery funds to better support child care providers, as well as families that face greater barriers to accessing care due to systemic inequities. This report provides strategies to accomplish these goals.
Report December 9, 2021
This report highlights the shortcomings in how quality child care is currently funded and provides examples of how states can chart a different path forward to ensure that increased investments positively affect all children and families.
Blog December 3, 2021
This spotlight highlights Latinx early childhood leader Pilar Torres. Pilar is co-founder and president of LUNA Latinas Unidas which provides advocacy and professional and business development services to Latina early childhood professionals.