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Early-Childhood Education

By Marva Hinton — November 14, 2017 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 15, 2017 edition of Education Week as Early-Childhood Education

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