Making Use of Economic Recovery Funds: Child Care Policy Options for States

Source: National Women’s Law Center and the Center for Law and Social Policy, March 9, 2009

With the extraordinary budget challenges that states are facing, new funds should be used both to maintain as well as to improve state child care policies. The report explores policy options that states can pursue to create new jobs by serving more families and improving the quality of care.

The report also discusses how to build the case for permanent funding by documenting how they used these funds effectively in ways that create new jobs, assist providers, and help low-income families stay in the workforce.

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