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June 11, 2018

Summer Child Care Takes Big Bite Out of Family Income, Analysis Finds

A new report by the Center for American Progress estimates that, on average, parents nationally pay more than $3,000 on five weeks of summer care for two children.

May 11, 2018

Mapping Tool Created to Find Child-Care Gaps Expands Beyond Philadelphia

The creators of a mapping program developed to find where child care was needed most in Philadelphia are bringing the tool to other areas in that region and beyond.

November 03, 2017

Many Low-Income Families Struggle to Cover Child Care Costs, Study Finds

A report released this week by the National Women's Law Center found that funding for federal child care assistance programs has decreased since 2001.

October 11, 2016

Clinton Would Double Child Tax Credit for Low, Middle-Income Families

The proposal by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would double, to $2,000, a current tax break for families with children ages 4 and under.

September 23, 2016

Publicly Funded Child Care Gets New Health, Safety Guidelines

Programs that receive funds through the Child Care Development Block Grant must meet guidelines based on new knowledge on child development, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

September 13, 2016

Trump Unveils Child Care Plan of Tax Cuts, Expanded Credits

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign said that his plan will support families across the income spectrum.

August 08, 2016

Donald Trump Proposes Tax Deduction for Child-Care Costs

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club Monday, Donald Trump's proposal also calls for scrapping the federal Child and Dependent Care tax credit.

July 11, 2016

New Report: Early Childhood Teaching Conditions Catalogued, State-by-State

Qualification requirements and better pay must go hand-in-hand, says a new report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.

July 08, 2016

How Much Does Child Care Really Cost? Don't Forget Lost Raises, Benefits

New parents are often stymied by the question of whether to stay home or to continue working while forking over a significant portion of their salaries to cover child care. Now, there's an interactive calculator for that.

June 14, 2016

White House Spotlights Wage Gap for Child-Care Workers

Early-educators play an essential role in the lives of young children, but their pay fails to reflect that, says a new White House report.

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