See your state’s early care and education, health, and safety net policy choices.
Shows the number of young children in each state who are at-risk of poor outcomes
Children under 18 Years, 2014
Our Work in the States
How progressive is your state? NCCP's policy tracker looks at ten critical work supports:
- Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Subsidies
- Family and Medical Leave
- Income Tax Liability
- Minimum Wage Standards
- Public Health Insurance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
- State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Unemployment Insurance
Noted Public Policy Expert Joins National Child Poverty Center
Sociologist Heather Koball brings extensive expertise in disconnected youth and immigration issues to lead the National Center for Children in Poverty’s family economic security portfolio
Using Medicaid to Help Young Children and Parents Access Mental Health Services: Results of a 50-State Survey
Learn about variation across states in Medicaid coverage of early childhood mental health services and related policies that affect access and quality.
How much can Florida's minimum wage really buy? Listen to WLRN discuss Florida's Minimum Wage (starting at 1:16).
NCCP has updated its Early Childhood State Policy Profiles The profiles provide a two-generation view of current policies affecting children birth to age 8, nationally and state-by-state, in the areas of early care and education, health, and parenting/family economic supports. The profiles are regularly updated and expanded. This update includes three new policies.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high-quality research and its use in policymaking by providing online access to thousands of:
Research Connections regularly highlights current policy and research developments in the field through its bi-weekly e-newsletter and on researchconnections.org, and is the central access point for products developed by federally funded early care and education research workgroups. Research Connections also publishes its own:
It supports new research by making available public access to child care and early education data, which can be downloaded or used online free of charge, and by conducting training on data analysis. Launched in 2004, Research Connections is a partnership of the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, and is funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Half empty or half full? Latest census report paints a complicated picture of child poverty in America
Toward the end of every summer, the U.S. Census Bureau releases an updated set of statistics that, among other things, tells us who is poor in America. In recent years, the numbers have ticked upward or downward in such small increments that they presented a mixed assessment of whether families with children were gaining or losing economic ground. But last week, with the release of Current Population Survey, 2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, the Census Bureau made a range of announcements about our nation's poverty statistics that were more definitive and positive -- sort of.