Child Welfare and Early Intervention: Policies and Practices to Promote Collaboration and Help Infants and Toddlers Thrive

Based on case studies in three states (CO, RI, and TX), this brief examines promising strategies to address the developmental and mental health needs of infants and toddlers involved in Child Welfare (CW). Due to family adversities, trauma, maltreatment, and separation from primary caregivers, these infants and toddlers are at substantial risk of poor social-emotional, […]

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention (Part C): Policies and Practices for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers in the Context of Parent-Child Relationships

NCCP in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) has released a new report for their series on infant and early childhood mental health. This report details policies and practices for supporting the social and emotional development and mental health of infants and toddlers in the context of parent-child relationships.

Medicaid Oral Health Coverage for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities – A Fiscal Analysis

This report presents key findings from a mixed methods study of Medicaid covered dental care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).The report shows that adults with I/DD that live in states that provide Medicaid coverage for preventive dental care are three times more likely to receive preventive dental care, relative to adults with […]

Limited by Design: How Restrictive Asset Limits Punish Families and Perpetuate the Cycle of Poverty

This article describes the harmful impact of restrictive asset limits on low-income families’ ability to save for the future.

States’ Growing Commitment to Preventing Young Children’s Expulsion from Early Care and Education Programs: RESULTS OF A 50-STATE POLICY SURVEY

This report examines features of states’ expulsion and suspension prevention policies, based on survey responses and interviews with selected states. The results point to the widespread efforts states are making to develop and implement expulsion prevention policies. Features of policies are varied, and include supports for programs (e.g., professional development, early childhood mental health consultation), […]

Access to Health Insurance for DACA Recipients with Disabilities: Regeneron Science Competition Project

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created to allow undocumented immigrants brought here as children to apply for protection from deportation and work permits. Some states also allowed DACA recipients to enroll in Medicaid. This report provides a more detailed look at health insurance coverage status of DACA recipients, particularly those with […]

Early Childhood Education Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experiences of Arkansas Educators

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the experiences of young children and their caregivers over the past year. SRI Education and the National Center on Children in Poverty partnered with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) to examine early care and education programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief, which represents the second of two reports, shares […]

NH’s Workforce Recovery: COVID-19, Child Care, Benefit Programs & Employment (Presentation)

This presentation gives an overarching view of the study that focused on workforce recovery in New Hampshire, as an impact of COVID-19, child care, and other benefit programs.

Early Childhood Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experiences of Arkansas Educators

This report presents information from surveys and focus groups with Arkansas childcare providers examining how the pandemic has shaped their practices and children’s experiences in early care and education programs. Key findings include: Generally high compliance with Covid-19 related safety restrictions An increase in teacher practices that limit child choice A relationship between teacher practices […]

NH’s Workforce Recovery: COVID-19, Child Care, Benefit Programs, and Employment (Report)

The COVID-19 pandemic created a range of health, economic, and social policy challenges for New Hampshire. Changes in economic conditions have deepened existing challenges for vulnerable populations and communities, while other households have faced new challenges around decisions regarding employment and child care that they had never anticipated. As New Hampshire seeks to accelerate its […]