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"Persistent Gaps: State Child-Care Assistance Policies 2017"

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Federal funding for state-administered child-care-assistance programs has declined since 2001, leaving many low-income families struggling to find child care, finds a study by the National Women's Law Center.

It found a family of three with an income 200 percent of the federal poverty level could not qualify for child-care aid in 36 states.

Moreover, five states—Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas—had more than 20,000 children on a waiting list for child-care assistance.

Vol. 37, Issue 13, Page 5

Published in Print: November 15, 2017, as Early-Childhood Education
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