Researchers with the National Women's Law Center say despite recent federal spending increases, child-care subsidies lag behind 2001 levels when adjusted for inflation, leaving many families in the lurch.
A new study says that problems surrounding child-care hurt Georgia parents economically in many ways including in turned down promotions and having to cut back on work and school hours.
The Center for American Progress examines what it calls "child-care deserts" and says that communities are failing when it comes to providing adequate child care for children younger than 3.
Researchers found that an initiative that had pediatricians discuss the importance of parents interacting with their babies and toddlers led caregivers to talk, read, and sing more to their children.
A new law provides a funding mechanism for mental health consultation services for child-care providers and preschools, which advocates say will help in dealing with challenging behaviors in the classroom.
A new proposal would not penalize immigrants seeking a green card if their U.S.-born children use public benefits, but advocates still worry that some families will steer clear of certain programs like children's health care and nutritional assistance.
Researchers with the Education Commission of the States note that a bumpy transition from preschool to kindergarten can cause problems down the line, but few states are taking a systematic approach to smoothing that transition.
The new version of the federal grant program eliminates many of the requirements that were a part of the Obama-era preschool funding stream, which awarded money to 18 states.
Learning begins on the school bus for some Georgia elementary students who are being introduced to sight words on the ride to school.
Only seven states and New York City currently require testing water at child-care centers for lead, but researchers with the Environmental Defense Fund say children ages six and younger are most vulnerable to the ill effects of lead exposure.