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Stable Financial Assistance to Families

Stable financial assistance necessitates assistance policies that are child focused, family friendly, and fair to providers. Eligibility policies, protection for working parents, and the prioritization of vulnerable children and families promote stable and uninterrupted care for children and families. The following resources provide information about child care supports that promote continuity of care and lasting economic stability for families.

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When the demand for child care assistance is greater than available funds, the State may need to manage enrollment in the child care subsidy program.

Approaches to managing wait lists vary. For example, some Lead Agencies complete comprehensive eligibility determinations prior to placing families onto the waiting list.

This first in a series of Hot Topics webinars examined the requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 for services to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Resources for planning and implementing services for families were shared and discussed.

Young children experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable. This brief discusses requirements in the CCDBG Act and CCDF Final Rule regarding homelessness, and explores policy and practice options for Lead Agencies.

This brief highlights key information from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about the various types of funding that early care and education (ECE) centers receive.

This brief uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide an overview of the different types of home-based providers as well as information about these providers.

The National Survey of Early Care and Education reached 12,000 families and large numbers of home-based and center-based programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors).

This brief describes findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about how families make these types of decisions.

This brief summarizes the experience, educational attainment, weekly work hours, and wages that characterize the ECE workforce and identifies questions for state ECE leaders to consider in relation to...

This brief summarizes data gathered by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) examining early care and education (ECE) centers that participate in Head Start and...

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