Who will care for the children of working parents when they return to their jobs, if schools and many child care providers remain closed? The CARES Act allocated $3.5 billion to support child care programs, but a national organization says…
By Lindsay Whitehurst, Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
Experts predict a large number of women will again run for office in 2020 like they did in 2018, and child care remains a hurdle for many of them.
By Cat Wise, Kira Wakeam
In recent years, the number of licensed in-home child care providers has declined about 20%. According to the Center for American Progress, half the U.S. population lives in areas lacking enough providers, with low-income families and communities of color disproportionately…
By Hope Yen, Alexandra Olson, Associated Press
A bill that is expected to receive final congressional approval Tuesday gives 12 weeks of paid leave to mothers and fathers of newborns, newly adopted children or foster children.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
One in four women go back to work within two weeks of giving birth because they can't afford to lose the pay or the job, according to the White House.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Sally Ho, Associated Press
Parents who work outside traditional business hours are often lost in the national conversation around child care.
By PBS NewsHour
When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald…
By Associated Press
Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.
By PBS NewsHour
Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn…
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