Staying Afloat in Tough Times: What States Are and Aren’t Doing to Promote Family Economic Security

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. These are challenging economic times for America’s families. Low- and moderate-income workers are seeing their wages stagnate or decline, while the cost of basic necessities continues to rise. The economy is losing jobs, unemployment rates are rising, families are […]

Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States

Learn about our Research Connections project. This research brief is part of a Research Connections’ Review of Research package. For more in-depth information on the topic see the accompanying Literature Review. What We Know Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care (also referred to as informal care, home-based care, kith and kin care, kin care, […]

State Indicators for Early Childhood: Short Take No. 7

Learn about our Project Thrive project. Virtually all State Early Childhood Comprehensive System Initiatives have adopted or identified indicators for monitoring program performance and child outcomes related to early childhood systems. These are primarily based on nationally recommended indicators or on state initiatives. However, although a functional set of indicators is needed to monitor progress […]

A View from the Field: Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in Early Childhood

Learn about our Social Inclusion & Respect for Diversity project. This publication is part of NCCP’s earlier project: Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in Early Childhood. Other publications in this series are the Report of a Meeting, June 25, 2007 and Annotated Bibliography. Executive Summary As part of our initiative, “Promoting Tolerance and Respect […]

Report of a Meeting, June 25, 2007: Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in Early Childhood

Learn about our Social Inclusion & Respect for Diversity project. This publication is part of NCCP’s earlier project: Promoting Tolerance and Respect for Diversity in Early Childhood. Other publications in this series are the Annotated Bibliography and A View From the Field. This is an excerpt from the full report. Key Findings in Brief There […]

Towards Better Behavioral Health for Children, Youth and their Families: Financing that Supports Knowledge

Learn about our Unclaimed Children Revisited project. Executive Summary The money trail in children’s behavioral health leads to strange and unexpected places. In a time of more and more information about effective practice and historically high levels of child behavioral health funding, it leads to community-level service shortages and poor quality combined with inadequate mechanisms […]

Reducing Maternal Depression and Its Impact on Young Children: Toward a Responsive Early Childhood Policy Framework

Learn about our Project Thrive project. Executive Summary Maternal depression is a significant risk factor affecting the well-being and school readiness of young children. Low-income mothers of young children experience particularly high levels of depression, often in combination with other risk factors. This policy brief provides an overview of why it is so important to […]

The Influence of Maternal & Family Risk on Chronic Absenteeism in Early Schooling

This is an excerpt from the full report. This analysis is part of Pathways to Early School Success, a project central to NCCP’s larger goal to promote strategies that improve the social, emotional and physical health of low-income children in the U.S. An extensive body of research in the past two decades has established the […]

Child Care in Colorado: Making Care More Affordable for Working Families

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. Nearly 250,000 of Colorado’s children live in families that are low income, despite having a parent who works full-time, year-round. One of the largest expenses these families face is the cost of child care. Reliable child care is critical […]

Improving Work Supports: Closing the Financial Gap for Low-Wage Workers and Their Families

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. Commissioned by the Economic Policy Institute for its Agenda for Shared Prosperity, this report describes why work support benefits are critical for low-wage workers. It explains the current state of work supports in the U.S., highlighting the need to address benefit “cliffs” and high marginal tax rates; […]