Resources

Data This section includes data about subsidies paid through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), child care funding, child care supply, Head Start and State pre-k information, data related to working mothers and families with children living in poverty.

Capitol Connection Capitol Connection is a weekly e-newsletter that includes information about pending legislation in Congress related to early education and child care. In addition, any related information from Federal agencies is relayed through this newsletter. If you would like to receive Capitol Connection, sign up here.

Child Care Fact Sheets:  Each year, Child Care Aware® of America surveys Child Care Resource and Referral agencies for the latest on-the-ground data about child care. Together with Census data and Bureau of Labor Statistics data related to working mothers, Child Care Aware® of America releases a book of state fact sheets: Child Care in America.

Office of Child Care News:  This section includes the latest information from the Office of Child Care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including data and information memorandums to the states.

Policy Library and Recent ReportsThe Policy Library includes resources helpful to understanding the issues in an effort to provide background to strengthen advocacy efforts.  Included in this section: the Child Care and Development Block Grant law, child care basic facts and figures, information related to the Military Child Care Act, recent policy reports, a “101” Guidebook on the basics about Congress and background “one-pagers” on child care related issues, and links to state licensing data tables.

Economic Impact on Child Care:  This section includes several reports that Child Care Aware® of America has released related to the economy’s impact on child care as well as a table of newspaper articles that highlight related stories within states.