The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for people with low incomes. We view all our work through a racial-equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.
Recommendation: Ensure the diversity and cultural competence of infant and toddler providers and caregivers in order to meet the needs of the state's children under three and their families.
Quotes Elizabeth Lower-Basch on the consequences to low-income people of the Trump Administration's policies.
In this commentary, Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield discusses the important role of public benefits in meeting the needs of low-income students.
David Socolow is quoted in this press release from the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio on career pathways.
Describes the conflicting themes and provisions of welfare legislation and the job training consolidation bills. A number of key issues are identified and discussed concerning the likely impact of these bills on access to education and training for individuals who receive cash assistance.
Recommendation: Build the supply of high-quality child care settings for all babies and toddlers, with a special focus on underserved communities-including those in low-income, rural, and/or immigrant and language-minority communities.
Recommendation: Provide all parents of infants and toddlers with culturally and linguistically appropriate information on choosing high-quality care and subsidy eligibility.