CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 Child Care Assistance: Helping Parents Work and Children Succeed http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/child-care-assistance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:06:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/child-care-assistance Quality child care enables parents to work or go to school while also providing young children with the early childhood education experiences needed for healthy development. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary federal program that provides funding for child care assistance for low-income working parents. Child care assistance is a vital public investment that increases the sustainability of employment for low-income parents and provides stability for parents struggling to gain economic security. It also allows many parents to access higher quality care than they could otherwise afford. 

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A New Vision for Child Care http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/a-new-vision-for-child-care Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/a-new-vision-for-child-care This brief is based on Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze: Simplifying Child Care and Aligning with Other Work Supports, an in-depth guide to the policies and practices that allow states to simplify and align child care assistance, improve service delivery for clients, and reduce administrative burden for agencies.

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State Child Care Subsidy Policies that Support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: A Tool for States http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/state-child-care-subsidy-policies-that-support-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships-a-tool-for-states Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/state-child-care-subsidy-policies-that-support-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships-a-tool-for-states State Child Care Subsidy Policies that Support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: A Tool for States provides a menu of state child care assistance policies that states could consider to improve continuity and stability for children and families in the subsidy system and to support child care providers receiving child care subsidy payments.

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CLASP Comments on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze: Simplifying and Aligning with Other Work Supports http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/confronting-the-child-care-eligibility-maze-simplifying-and-aligning-with-other-work-supports Testimony to U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education: Why CCDBG Matters to Low-Income Working Parents and Their Children. http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/testimony-to-u-s-house-subcommittee-on-early-childhood-elementary-and-secondary-education-why-ccdbg-matters-to-low-income-working-parents-and-their-children Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/testimony-to-u-s-house-subcommittee-on-early-childhood-elementary-and-secondary-education-why-ccdbg-matters-to-low-income-working-parents-and-their-children Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2012 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/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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Investing InYoung Children Factsheet http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/investing-in-young-children-factsheet Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:56:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/investing-in-young-children-factsheet Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/better-for-babies-a-study-of-state-infant-and-toddler-child-care-policies Caring for Babies: How State Child Care Policies Can Support Infants and Toddlers 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http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/impact-of-government-shutdown-on-child-care-and-early-education-programs State Child Care Policies for Limited English Proficient Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/state-child-care-policies-for-limited-english-proficient-families Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/state-child-care-policies-for-limited-english-proficient-families At Risk: Early Care and Education Funding and Sequestration http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/at-risk-early-care-and-education-funding-and-sequestration TANF Child Care Spending in 2011 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/tanf-child-care-spending-in-2011 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/tanf-child-care-spending-in-2011 Recent Child Care Growth to Fade, Startling Drop in Assistance Projected http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/recent-child-care-growth-to-fade-startling-drop-in-assistance-projected Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/recent-child-care-growth-to-fade-startling-drop-in-assistance-projected A Count for Quality: Child Care Center Directors on Rating and Improvement Systems http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/a-count-for-quality-child-care-center-directors-on-rating-and-improvement-systems Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/a-count-for-quality-child-care-center-directors-on-rating-and-improvement-systems Caring for Babies: How State Child Care Policies Can Support Continuity http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/caring-for-babies-how-state-child-care-policies-can-support-continuity Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/caring-for-babies-how-state-child-care-policies-can-support-continuity Integrating Systems: Improving Access to Better Serve Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/integrating-systems-improving-access-to-better-serve-families Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/integrating-systems-improving-access-to-better-serve-families Meeting the Early Learning Challenge: Better Child Care Subsidy Policies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/meeting-the-early-learning-challenge-better-child-care-subsidy-policies Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/meeting-the-early-learning-challenge-better-child-care-subsidy-policies Health Care Reform and Improving Access to Child Care Assistance http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/health-care-reform-and-improving-access-to-child-care-assistance Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/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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Child Care Cuts Would Affect Us All http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/child-care-cuts-would-affect-us-all Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/child-care-cuts-would-affect-us-all Make the Case for Child Care, Head Start Investments http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/make-the-case-for-child-care-head-start-investments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/make-the-case-for-child-care-head-start-investments CCDBG: What's In The Law? http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/ccdbg-whats-in-the-law Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/child-care-subsidies/highlights/ccdbg-whats-in-the-law