Opportunities to Expand Support for HBCC through PDG B-5, October 2022 – This new research brief from Home Grown is intended to support state leaders as they consider responding to the "Opportunities to Expand Support for Home-Based Child Care through the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five" to enhance services for home-based child care.
2021 Child Care Affordability, October 2022 – Child Care Aware of America has released another report – Price of Care: 2021 Child Care Affordability – in the series: Catalyzing Growth: Using Data to Change Child Care. This report outlines the continuing increases in the price of child care across the United States and highlights the continuing struggle many families face.
Mixed-Delivery Public Prekindergarten: Differences in Demographics, Quality, and Children’s Gains in Community-Based versus Public School Programs across Five Large-Scale Systems, October 2022 – A new working paper from researchers at the University of Michigan, MDRC, and NIEER examines equity within five large-scale mixed delivery systems that have taken steps to improve equity by setting in recent years (Boston, New York City, Seattle, New Jersey, and West Virginia).
The Role of Local Policymakers in Strategic Public Financing, October 2022 – This new fact sheet from Children’s Funding Project breaks down how local policymakers can support strategic public financing for kids. The fact sheet also highlights successful examples of policymakers who are championing children’s programs and services.
Paying for Mental Health Care Leaves Families in Debt and Isolated, October 2022 – This article from NPR explains how an untold number of families are dealing with a myriad of challenges finding and paying for mental health care, and then end up in debt. Many of these issues stem from the lack of therapists and psychologists in the U.S. and the even fewer number of whom take insurance.
A New Podcast: PIVOT Towards Promising Futures, October 2022 – This new podcast from Futures Without Violence focuses on leaders working to end violence against children and families. The podcast features these leaders' insights on what is needed to pivot efforts towards a more promising future.