Policy Highlights from “Lessons from a Historic Decline in Child Poverty”, December 2022 - This policy brief from Child Trends shares key findings and policy recommendations from their September 2022 report, “Lessons from a Historic Decline in Child Poverty.”
Overdue: A New Child Care System that Supports Children, Families, and Providers, December 2022 – This report from RAPID uses the latest data from national parent and provider surveys. The findings illustrate the significant need to establish better systemic resources that ensure providers are adequately compensated, supported, and able to offer accessible high-quality care.
Teacher Shortfall Means Some are Unable to Enroll in Preschool, December, 2022 – This article discusses the recent National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) survey that found federal relief dollars kept the system from collapse. However, as those funds are discontinued, the future of child care is uncertain. The article further describes the staffing shortages that curtailed participation of over 30% of children from the tuition free Preschool Promise program in Oregon.
Toolkit: Maximizing Impact of Direct Cash Transfers to Young People, December 2022 – This policy toolkit from Chapin Hall contains detailed resources for practitioners to use when designing cash transfer programs and highlights potential areas for complexities.
New Study to Apply Race Equity Lens to Federal Child Welfare Data, December 2022 – This new study from Chapin Hall tests whether state-level performance in race equity efforts is associated with reducing disparity. Chapin Hall, in partnership with Georgia State University, applied a race equity lens to the third Child and Family Service Reviews data to complete their review.
Strategic Planning In Tribal Welfare Programs, December 2022 – This resource from the Center for Tribes provides an overview of the strategic planning process, resources detailing particular steps, and sample plans from tribal communities to get you started on your own path.