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In 2012, most families receiving assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) were working.

In 2012, most families receiving assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) were working.

In 2012, most families receiving assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) were working. Learn More »
TANF spending on child care reached a 15 year low in 2013.

TANF spending on child care reached a 15 year low in 2013.

TANF spending on child care reached a 15 year low in 2013. Learn More »
A Two-Generation Approach to Public Policy Focuses on the Needs of Parents and Children Together

A Two-Generation Approach to Public Policy Focuses on the Needs of Parents and Children Together

A two-generation approach to public policy focuses on the needs of parents and children together Learn More »
Total Combined Child Care Spending (in billions), 1997-2012

Total Combined Child Care Spending (in billions), 1997-2012

Child care subsidy expenditures fell to a 10-year low in 2012. Learn More »
TANF Child Care Spending, 1998-2012

TANF Child Care Spending, 1998-2012

Federal TANF funds used for child care in 2012 have reached the lowest level since 1998. Learn More »
Head Start Enrollment

Head Start Enrollment

In 2011, all Head Start Programs served 1,141,919 children. Learn More »
Young Children Living Below Poverty 2007-2011

Young Children Living Below Poverty 2007-2011

The percentage of children, under age 6, living below poverty has increased 5.1 percentage points between 2007 and 2011. Learn More »
State Initiatives to Expand Access to Early Head Start

State Initiatives to Expand Access to Early Head Start

23 states are using innovative funding, policies, and partnerships to expand the critically important Early Head Start (EHS) program and better meet the needs of more low-income children and families. Learn More »
Government Programs Help Keep Children Out of Poverty

Government Programs Help Keep Children Out of Poverty

Government assistance programs kept millions of children out of poverty in 2011. Learn More »
2012 Child Care Provider Reimbursement Rates

2012 Child Care Provider Reimbursement Rates

In 2012, only one state met the federally recommended child care assistance provider payment rate. Learn More »
State Child Care Assistance Policies

State Child Care Assistance Policies

In 2012, low-income families in 27 states found themselves worse off under state child care assistance policies than the previous year. Learn More »
Young Child Poverty

Young Child Poverty

More than 1 in 4 young children live in poverty. Learn More »
State Early Head Start Initiatives

State Early Head Start Initiatives

23 states have initiatives to expand access to Early Head Start Learn More »
MSHS Participation

MSHS Participation

Many Eligible Children Are Not Participating in Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS). Learn More »
EPSDT Recommended Screening Schedule

EPSDT Recommended Screening Schedule

In 2009, 50 states met the recommended Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) screening schedule for children ages 3-5 Learn More »
Early Head Start Family Services

Early Head Start Family Services

Eighty-two percent of Early Head Start families accessed at least one family service in 2010. Learn More »
Children Served in CCDBG 1998-2010 with a Projection for 2013

Children Served in CCDBG 1998-2010 with a Projection for 2013

ARRA funds increased child care participation in 2010 to 1.7 million children. Learn More »
Head Start Child Health

Head Start Child Health

95 percent of Head Start children had health insurance by the end of the 2010 program year. Learn More »
LEP Children and Parents

LEP Children and Parents

More than one in four young children have a parent who speaks a language other than English. Learn More »
TANF Spending on Child Care, 2000-2010

TANF Spending on Child Care, 2000-2010

Federal TANF funds used for child care decreased in 2010 for the first time in four years. Learn More »
Young Children in Poverty by State

Young Children in Poverty by State

In 28 states, a fifth or more of young children in the U.S. are poor. Learn More »
Household Spending on Child Care

Household Spending on Child Care

Working families who live below the poverty line spend 40 percent of their monthly income on child care costs. Learn More »
Below Poverty and Low Income Children Under 6

Below Poverty and Low Income Children Under 6

One in four children under age 6 lives below the poverty line.\xc2\xa0 Learn More »
ARRA Funds Increase Funded Early Head Start Enrollment

ARRA Funds Increase Funded Early Head Start Enrollment

As the result of economic recovery funds, Early Head Start funded enrollment increased by 71% in the 2009-2010 program year. Learn More »
Lifting Families Out of Poverty

Lifting Families Out of Poverty

Guaranteeing child care assistance to all working families under 200 percent of the federal poverty level would lift 2.7 million families out of poverty. Learn More »

States with 12-Month Subsidy Eligibility

Twenty-two states set the maximum length of subsidy eligibility at 12 months. Learn More »
Child Care Provider Reimbursement Rates

Child Care Provider Reimbursement Rates

Only six states have set provider payment rates at the 75th percentile of current market rates, the federally recommended level. Learn More »
Poverty Among Young Children in 2009

Poverty Among Young Children in 2009

How will we choose which child must grow up poor? Learn More »
Child Care Costs vs. Housing Costs

Child Care Costs vs. Housing Costs

The average annual cost of center-based child care for infants exceeds the median annual cost of housing in nearly half of states. Learn More »
Children Served By the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Children Served By the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Nearly 150,000 family child care homes and 50,000 child care centers participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which reaches more than three million children. Learn More »
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in States

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in States

State- and county-wide quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) have been launched in more than half of states. Learn More »
Child Care Monitoring

Child Care Monitoring

More than two-thirds of states conduct monitoring visits to licensed child care centers and small family child care homes once a year or less. Learn More »
State-Based Home Visiting Programs

State-Based Home Visiting Programs

At least 40 states have state-based home visiting programs. Learn More »
Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Households With Young Children

Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Households With Young Children

The percentage of low-income households (below 130% FPL) with children under age six that are food insecure increased from 2006-2008. Learn More »
Young Children without Health Insurance

Young Children without Health Insurance

Over 2 million young children in the U.S. do not have health insurance. Learn More »
CCDBG Participation in 2008

CCDBG Participation in 2008

The number of children receiving CCDBG assistance in 2008 was the smallest number served this decade. Learn More »
School Readiness of Children in Early Care Arrangements

School Readiness of Children in Early Care Arrangements

Children who were in a regular early care and education arrangement the year before kindergarten show higher reading and math skills at kindergarten entry. Learn More »
Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

As many as 1 in 7 children, birth to age 5, may experience social-emotional issues that impair their healthy growth and development. Learn More »
Young Children's Household Income Levels in 2008

Young Children's Household Income Levels in 2008

In 2008, across the United States, 44 percent of young children under age 6 lived in low-income families, i.e. below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Learn More »
More Young Children in Poverty in 2008

More Young Children in Poverty in 2008

More young children lived in poverty and extreme poverty in 2008 compared to previous years. Learn More »
Access to a Medical Home

Access to a Medical Home

Children in Head Start are much more likely to have a medical home than the general population. Learn More »
Ages Of Children Served In CCDBG

Ages Of Children Served In CCDBG

Most children receiving CCDBG subsidies are under age 6. Learn More »
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