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Towards a new child care policy

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Brief #2 in the series "Perspectives on Low-Income Working Families"
Edie, David
Publication Date: 
18 Jul 2006


This paper describes the primary components of the U.S. child care subsidy system and highlights variation in policies across states. It also describes challenges facing the system, including state fiscal constraints and access to quality care for low-income children. The author identifies state-level efforts to improve the quality of care through rating systems and to coordinate child care with early education systems.

Entered Date: 
28 Jul 2006
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