Like other workers with low incomes, child care workers often lack access to affordable coverage options. States have policy options available to ensure affordable health coverage for low-income workers, including child care professionals.
On October 18, 2022, Deputy Executive Director of Policy Elizabeth Lower-Basch provided testimony to Mississippi’s State Legislature on potential reforms to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
The U.S. core benefit programs are operated with substantial federal funding and oversight, but with extensive variation at the local level. As a result, there is a significant difference in the experience of a low-income person seeking assistance depending on where they live.
On July 19, 2021, Alycia Hardy and Alyssa Fortner presented on their report Shaping Equitable Early Childhood Policy: Incorporating Inclusive Community Engagement Frameworks into Expanded Data Strategies at BUILD 2021.
Alycia Hardy and Alyssa Fortner detail how the current Child Care and Early Education (CCEE) system and the data strategies used to shape it are often far removed from equitable community engagement practices. They also propose a set of recommendations for strategies to expand data processes through community…