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.
Recently in Federal Policy and Early Childhood Category
September 24, 2018
September 10, 2018
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.
August 03, 2018
More than 49,000 new or improved pre-K slots were created under the first version of the Preschool Development Grant program, the Education Department says; a second round of funding is expected for mid-August.
July 10, 2018
The National Head Start Association is asking for the funds to replicate programs shown to help children and families touched by drug abuse and trauma.
June 19, 2018
Current debate is focused on families trying to cross the country's southern border, but other proposals under consideration by the Trump administration could affect millions of legally-present immigrants and their children.
March 28, 2018
The draft rule reported Wednesday would make it harder for immigrants to receive legal status if they've taken advantage of certain services, but reports say they would not be penalized for using Head Start.
February 09, 2018
Congress averted a lengthy government shutdown by approving a bill that calls for billions in additional domestic spending, including for subsidized child care and home visiting.
October 27, 2017
Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and former Democratic Rep. George Miller joined forces to release a set of policy recommendations aimed at supporting families and young children.
July 31, 2017
A Government Accountability Office report finds that the federal agencies that provide early childhood education are doing a better job of ensuring there is less duplication of services.
April 26, 2017
A tax-reform announcement from the White House was short on specifics, but shows child-care affordability is still a Trump administration priority.