There is increasing recognition that a substantial fraction of the U.S. workforce is employed at jobs that do not pay enough to allow them to provide for all of their families’ basic needs. Government can play an important role in bridging the gap between what these workers can earn and the necessities of life through work supports structured either as public benefit programs such as food stamps and child care vouchers, or as tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the dependent care tax credit.
This brief discusses the final rules implementing changes in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA).
In 2008, CLASP responded to the final rules for implementing TANF and outlined an agenda for restoring the safety net.
This policy framework sets forth four key principles that establish the foundation of supports that all babies and toddlers in child care need.
This brief from the Campaign for Youth explains why our economic future depends on the next generation of young Americans becoming ready for college, work, and life. It also presents strategies for achieving that.
This worksheet is designed to help state policymakers expand immigrant families' access to child care and early education.
This fact sheet outlines state and local policies that help child care and early education providers better serve families who are immigrants and/or Limited English Proficient (LCEP).
This paper explores the wide range of ways in which school districts are using Title I funds for early education through kindergarten and examines how the implementation of NCLB has impacted those investments. It also makes recommendations for LEAs interested in creating Title I-funded early education programs or thinking about how to sustain these types of investments in the face of policy and funding challenges.