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Our Work in the States

50-State Policy Tracker

How progressive is your state? NCCP's policy tracker looks at ten critical work supports:

  1. Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Subsidies
  2. Family and Medical Leave
  3. Income Tax Liability
  4. Minimum Wage Standards
  5. Public Health Insurance
  6. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  7. State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
  8. State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  9. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  10. Unemployment Insurance


Research Connections

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high-quality research and its use in policymaking by providing online access to thousands of:

  • Journal articles
  • Government reports
  • Research reviews
  • Policy briefs

Research Connections regularly highlights current policy and research developments in the field through its bi-weekly e-newsletter and on, and is the central access point for products developed by federally funded early care and education research workgroups. Research Connections also publishes its own:

  • Bibliographies
  • Research syntheses
  • Research-to-policy briefs

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

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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.

Read the full blog post here.

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