Child Care

Early Childhood How Two Child-Care Centers Put Competition Aside and Created a Partnership During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, two early-childhood centers put their competition aside to work together to support families during the pandemic.
Charles Dinofrio, November 1, 2020
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Kindergarten teacher Marisa Martinez holds her daughter Estrella, 1, while her other daughter, Xavia, 11, records her instructing a class to be posted online from their home in San Mateo County, Calif. Also pictured is their pet pig Rebecca.
Kindergarten teacher Marisa Martinez holds her daughter Estrella, 1, while her other daughter, Xavia, 11, records her instructing a class to be posted online from their home in San Mateo County, Calif. Also pictured is their pet pig Rebecca.
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Teaching Profession 'Beyond Tired and Stressed': Teachers With Kids Strained By Lack of Child Care
Some districts that are all-virtual are allowing—or requiring—teachers to work from their empty classrooms and bring their kids.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2020
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A student works on schoolwork earlier this month at the Wharton Dobson Club in Wharton, Texas, part of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. For a small fee, the organization is offering a full-day program that provides students a safe place to complete their remote learning classwork and socialize with friends.
A student works on schoolwork earlier this month at the Wharton Dobson Club in Wharton, Texas, part of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. For a small fee, the organization is offering a full-day program that provides students a safe place to complete their remote learning classwork and socialize with friends.
Courtesy of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston
Early Childhood New Players Fill Child-Care Gap as Schools Go Remote
As school districts move to remote instruction for the fall, day-care providers, dance studios, and after-school programs step in to fill school-day child-care gaps.
Christina A. Samuels, August 20, 2020
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Early Childhood Opinion What Early-Childhood Accountability Can Learn From K-12's Mistakes
Education needs to stop going around in circles, writes Stanford’s Thomas S. Dee.
Thomas S. Dee, August 26, 2019
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Early Childhood Will Child-Care Services Help Recruit Teachers? Oklahoma District Aims to Find Out
A small school district in Oklahoma plans to offer low-cost daycare services to its employees next year in an effort to better compete with larger districts when it comes to recruiting and retaining teachers.
Marva Hinton, April 12, 2019
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Early Childhood New Study Identifies Critical Need for More Infant, Toddler Child Care
The Center for American Progress examines what it calls "child-care deserts" and says that communities are failing when it comes to providing adequate child care for children younger than 3.
Marva Hinton, November 2, 2018
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Early Childhood Summer Child Care Takes Big Bite Out of Family Income, Analysis Finds
A new report by the Center for American Progress estimates that, on average, parents nationally pay more than $3,000 on five weeks of summer care for two children.
Marva Hinton, June 11, 2018
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Education Funding Mapping Tool Created to Find Child-Care Gaps Expands Beyond Philadelphia
The creators of a mapping program developed to find where child care was needed most in Philadelphia are bringing the tool to other areas in that region and beyond.
Marva Hinton, May 11, 2018
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Early Childhood Many Low-Income Families Struggle to Cover Child Care Costs, Study Finds
A report released this week by the National Women's Law Center found that funding for federal child care assistance programs has decreased since 2001.
Marva Hinton, November 3, 2017
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Early Childhood Video Caring for the Emotional Health of Military Children
The child-care centers at Camp Lejeune focus on creating a safe and stable place for young children of military families who deploy and relocate frequently.
March 21, 2017
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Federal 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.
Christina A. Samuels, October 11, 2016
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Early Childhood 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.
Christina A. Samuels, September 23, 2016
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Federal 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.
Christina A. Samuels, September 13, 2016
3 min read
Federal 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.
Lillian Mongeau, August 8, 2016
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