How the child care system in America became so broken—and what we need to do to fix it.
The Care Index, a data and methodology collaboration between New America and Care.com, examines state cost, quality, and availability data.
The state of Georgia understands the importance of early care—but not what to do with all its babies.
Many in New Mexico turn to the gray market of informal networks for child care.
In Massachusetts, quality, accessible child care is difficult to purchase—and to provide.
How a state budget crisis threw Illinois’s child care system into chaos.
Understanding the types of child care provided in the United States.
Human brains develop more in our earliest years than at any other point. We’re not creating child care accordingly.
Child care is so costly that it’s difficult to afford, but pays so poorly that it’s difficult to provide.
Child care may be high in cost, but, too often, it’s just as low in quality.
A good child care provider is often hard to find.
Why paid family leave, cash assistance, universal pre-K, and support for dual-language learners could improve early learning.
Every other “developed” country in the world has it, and to improve child care, the US needs paid leave, too.
Cash assistance is one forward thinking program that might improve our backward facing child care system.
How we can build out existing care and education for all 3 and 4-year-olds, while also supporting the education and wellbeing of teachers.
Dual Language Learners present unique child care challenges—and opportunities.
How we calculated cost, quality, and availability.