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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.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

March 25, 2016

Beyond Pre-K: District of Columbia-Area Foundation Aids Infants and Toddlers

The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.

March 03, 2016

Lack of Oversight Found in Mississippi Child Care System

An investigation by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, found "minimal expectations, inconsistent rule enforcement and little help for [child care] centers that break safety regulations" in Mississippi.

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