CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Scrambling for Stability: The Challenges of Job Schedule Volatility and Child Care http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/scrambling-for-stability-the-challenges-of-job-schedule-volatility-and-child-care Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:17:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/scrambling-for-stability-the-challenges-of-job-schedule-volatility-and-child-care Effective, Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Every State at Risk if Congress Does Not Extend Funding http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/effective-evidence-based-home-visiting-programs-in-every-state-at-risk-if-congress-does-not-extend-funding Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/effective-evidence-based-home-visiting-programs-in-every-state-at-risk-if-congress-does-not-extend-funding CLASP Comments on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2012 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/child-care-assistance-spending-and-participation-in-2012 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/child-care-assistance-spending-and-participation-in-2012 New analysis from CLASP shows state spending on child care assistance, including funds from two federal programs—the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant—at a 10-year low and the number of children receiving CCDBG-funded assistance at a 14-year low.

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What's Good for the Parent is Good for the Child: Access to Health Care Coverage Benefits the Whole Family http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/whats-good-for-the-parent-is-good-for-the-child-access-to-health-care-coverage-benefits-the-whole-family Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/whats-good-for-the-parent-is-good-for-the-child-access-to-health-care-coverage-benefits-the-whole-family Supporting healthy children isn't just about health coverage for kids. Covering parents is good for children too. Parents' access to health care supports effective parenting, while untreated physical and mental health problems can get in the way. The whole family is also more likely to be financially stable, as the burdens of unexpected health problems and related costs are lifted.

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Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze: Simplifying and Aligning with Other Work Supports http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/confronting-the-child-care-eligibility-maze-simplifying-and-aligning-with-other-work-supports Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/confronting-the-child-care-eligibility-maze-simplifying-and-aligning-with-other-work-supports This report helps states confront burdensome administrative processes that make it difficult for low-income families to get and keep child care benefits, and the cumulative challenges clients face in trying to access other benefits for which they are eligible (i.e. SNAP/Medicaid). Through concrete policy ideas and examples from states across the country, it offers an in-depth guide to help states not only simplify child care subsidy policies, but also to align child care policies with other work supports. With this information, states can identify strategies to improve access and retention of benefits, while improving service delivery and reducing administrative burden.

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Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and Quality http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/investing-in-young-children-a-fact-sheet-on-early-care-and-education-participation-access-and-quality Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/investing-in-young-children-a-fact-sheet-on-early-care-and-education-participation-access-and-quality Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/better-for-babies-a-study-of-state-infant-and-toddler-child-care-policies Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/better-for-babies-a-study-of-state-infant-and-toddler-child-care-policies Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/expanding-access-to-early-head-start-state-initiatives-for-infants-and-toddlers-at-risk Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/expanding-access-to-early-head-start-state-initiatives-for-infants-and-toddlers-at-risk Served Up: The Child Care Challenges of Restaurant Workers http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/served-up-the-child-care-challenges-of-restaurant-workers Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/served-up-the-child-care-challenges-of-restaurant-workers CLASP Q& A on Budget Deal http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/clasp-q-a-on-budget-deal Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/clasp-q-a-on-budget-deal Impact of Government Shutdown On Child Care and Early Education Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/impact-of-government-shutdown-on-child-care-and-early-education-programs Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/impact-of-government-shutdown-on-child-care-and-early-education-programs At Risk: Early Care and Education Funding and Sequestration http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/at-risk-early-care-and-education-funding-and-sequestration Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/at-risk-early-care-and-education-funding-and-sequestration Putting it Together: A Guide to Financing Comprehensive Services in Child Care and Early Education http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/putting-it-together-a-guide-to-financing-comprehensive-services-in-child-care-and-early-education Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/putting-it-together-a-guide-to-financing-comprehensive-services-in-child-care-and-early-education Home Away From Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visiting Partnerships with Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/home-away-from-home-a-toolkit-for-planning-home-visiting-partnerships-with-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/home-away-from-home-a-toolkit-for-planning-home-visiting-partnerships-with-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers Promote Access to Early, Regular and Comprehensive Screening http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/promote-access-to-early-regular-and-comprehensive-screening Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/promote-access-to-early-regular-and-comprehensive-screening A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Early Childhood Agenda http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda This tool is intended for state advocates and policymakers to use as they work to develop a state early childhood agenda. It includes a series of key questions to understand the context and conditions of young children, birth to six, in the state. It also includes questions specific to infants and toddlers.

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Creating Opportunity Starts with Children http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/creating-opportunity-starts-with-children Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/creating-opportunity-starts-with-children Meeting the Early Learning Challenge Paper Series: Child Care Subsidies, QRIS, and ELLs http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/meeting-the-early-learning-challenge-paper-series-child-care-subsidies-qris-and-ells Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/meeting-the-early-learning-challenge-paper-series-child-care-subsidies-qris-and-ells CLASP's "Meeting the Early Learning Challenge" series provides information and policy options for states as they develop their applications for the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge.

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The Relationship Between Licensing and QRIS: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/the-relationship-between-licensing-and-qris-challenges-and-opportunities Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/the-relationship-between-licensing-and-qris-challenges-and-opportunities To Grow the Economy, We Must Pay Attention to Child Poverty http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/to-grow-the-economy-we-must-pay-attention-to-child-poverty Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/to-grow-the-economy-we-must-pay-attention-to-child-poverty Every day we hear about another economic indicator, another predictor about whether the economy is up or down, in recovery or in decline. But we don't hear about a more pressing indicator of our national health: the poverty status of our children. We don't see the faces of the many children who face tougher odds on the path to adulthood because more and more of them are growing up poor.

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Paying Attention to Child Poverty http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/paying-attention-to-child-poverty Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/paying-attention-to-child-poverty Every day we hear about another economic indicator, another predicator about whether the economy is up or down, in recovery or in decline. But we don't hear about a more pressing indicator of our national health: the poverty status of our children. These key facts are from the U.S. Census Bureau's national estimates of income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2010.

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Health Care Reform and Improving Access to Child Care Assistance http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/health-care-reform-and-improving-access-to-child-care-assistance Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/health-care-reform-and-improving-access-to-child-care-assistance New federal guidance will allow Child Care and Development Block Grant programs to benefit from important technological upgrades to eligibility determination systems without sharing in the full costs of their development.

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Expanding Monitoring and Technical Assistance in Infant/Toddler Child Care Settings http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/expanding-monitoring-and-technical-assistance-in-infanttoddler-child-care-settings Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/expanding-monitoring-and-technical-assistance-in-infanttoddler-child-care-settings What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start