Attendees learned about a project bringing early childhood partners together with housing and community development providers to better serve families with young children. This webinar also provided information about what these partners have to offer each other and how they can work together to improve outcomes for young children
Publications & Resources
What We Owe Young Children: An Anti-Racist Policy Platform for Early Childhood
Early childhood is a crucial period of growth and learning that can influence children’s opportunities well into adulthood and can shape the future of families and communities. This new resource urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life.
In addition, read our one-pager, Principles for Anti-Racist Policymaking.
Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always
The COVID-19 pandemic demands federal action that includes protecting and promoting the well being of all families now, and into the future—especially for immigrant families. This brief explores how policymakers can begin to build a comprehensive and inclusive system of supports to protect immigrant families.
Economic Security in Good Times and Bad: COVID-19 Demonstrates Why We Need a Child Allowance
The United States needs a child allowance—now and always. The public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus outbreak demonstrates why we need a child allowance now more than ever.
The Racist Roots of Work Requirements
This report traces policies that take away basic assistance from families for not meeting work requirements back to practices that coerced and exploited the labor of Black families, going back to slavery.
What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require? A look at programs that meet families’ basic needs in Montgomery County, Maryland
This brief explores work we have done to understand work requirements in Montgomery County, MD. Our goal is to learn what was required of families to apply for, and receive, TANF and SNAP.
What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require?—INFOGRAPHIC
This infographic demonstrates the extraordinary amount of time required to obtain TANF benefits. NOTE: These public transit directions and commuting times were calculated mid-day, mid-week, using Google Maps. Actual times may vary and this infographic is intended as illustrative.
Moving to High Quality Child Care for All: Addressing Inequities through CCDBG State Plans
As States begin implementing their required CCDBG triennial plans for 2019-2021, Child Care Administrators and other State policy leaders should use this opportunity to improve the quality of, and expand access to, child care for low-income families of color.
Building a 21st Century Workforce to Strengthen State Economies
This brief outlines several budget-conscious solutions that will increase college graduation rates in order to build a 21st century workforce in the states.
Understanding the Intersection of Race, Housing, and Child Welfare
This webinar explores the long-standing challenges involved with connecting families with supportive housing, as well as how these dynamics impact the likelihood of child welfare involvement for families of color.