CLASP http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/rss CLASP Highlights Feed Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 AMPS en hourly 1 First Steps for Early Success: State Strategies to Support Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Settings http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/first-steps-for-early-success Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/first-steps-for-early-success What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/what-state-leaders-should-know-about-early-head-start What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start provides a guide for state leaders less familiar with the Early Head Start program. It provides explanation on eleven Key areas of the Early Head Start program and suggests ways that state policymakers can align key areas of child care and early education with EHS.

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A New Vision for Child Care http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/a-new-vision-for-child-care Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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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Thriving Children, Successful Parents: A Two-Generation Approach to Policy http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/thriving-children-successful-parents-a-two-generation-approach-to-policy Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/thriving-children-successful-parents-a-two-generation-approach-to-policy Maternal Depression: Why It Matters to an Anti-Poverty Agenda for Parents and Children http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/maternal-depression-why-it-matters-to-an-anti-poverty-agenda-for-parents-and-children Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/maternal-depression-why-it-matters-to-an-anti-poverty-agenda-for-parents-and-children Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2012 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/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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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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/highlights/clasp-comments-on-early-head-start-child-care-partnerships 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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/highlights/confronting-the-child-care-eligibility-maze-simplifying-and-aligning-with-other-work-supports Impact of Government Shutdown On Child Care and Early Education Programs http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/highlights/impact-of-government-shutdown-on-child-care-and-early-education-programs CLASP Q& A on Budget Deal http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/clasp-q-a-on-budget-deal As pundits dissect the proposed budget deal hammered out by the committee co-chaired by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), CLASP is examining the proposal with a focus on how it affects low-income children, families and individuals. Following are questions about the deal with responses from several CLASP experts.

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Strong Start for Children Campaign http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/strong-start-for-children-campaign Wed, 15 May 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/strong-start-for-children-campaign Planning Funding Partnerships: A Worksheet to Help States Get Started in Putting it Together http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/planning-funding-partnerships-a-worksheet-to-help-states-get-started-in-putting-it-together Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/planning-funding-partnerships-a-worksheet-to-help-states-get-started-in-putting-it-together Expanding Access to Early Head Start: State Initiatives for Infants and Toddlers at Risk 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http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/home-away-from-home-a-toolkit-for-planning-home-visiting-partnerships-with-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers A Count for Quality: Child Care Center Directors on Rating and Improvement Systems http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/highlights/a-count-for-quality-child-care-center-directors-on-rating-and-improvement-systems Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/extending-home-visiting-to-kinship-caregivers-and-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/extending-home-visiting-to-kinship-caregivers-and-family-friend-and-neighbor-caregivers A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Early Childhood Agenda http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/a-tool-using-data-to-inform-a-state-early-childhood-agenda Integrating Systems: Improving Access to Better Serve Families http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/systems-and-financing/highlights/integrating-systems-improving-access-to-better-serve-families The Relationship Between Licensing and QRIS: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/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/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/the-relationship-between-licensing-and-qris-challenges-and-opportunities Building Comprehensive State Systems for Vulnerable Babies http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/building-comprehensive-state-systems-for-vulnerable-babies Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/topics/systems-and-financing/highlights/building-comprehensive-state-systems-for-vulnerable-babies Including and Expanding Early Head Start in State Early Childhood Systems 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