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
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
For Young People Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care, Moving Toward Opportunity Can Mean Leaving Behind Critical Health Care Coverage, According to New NCCP Report.
Policy brief reveals that former foster youth face hurdles to keeping their federally mandated Medicaid coverage due to state interpretations of the Affordable Care Act.
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).
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
Expanding the Federal Child Tax Credit Could Mean a Lifeline for Millions of Families in Poverty
Though some one in five children in the U.S. are growing up in families too poor to cover all their basic needs, the myriad barriers to financial stability that these families face have gotten little attention this campaign season. But in the tumult of presidential election news, poor families with children were finally at the center of policy discourse recently as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a tax policy proposal that could have dramatic implications for working poor parents.