Category: Reports and Research

Millennial Generation Faces Unprecedented Challenges in Affording Child Care

New Report Highlights a Generation Burdened with Debt, High Unemployment, and Difficult Choices Arlington, VA, March 21, 2017 – The clash between the American dream and the American reality has gotten dramatically worse for millennials seeking to have a career and family, a battle outlined in stark details in a new report by Child Care… Read more »

December 2016 Footnotes

Following the close of 2016, we look back and reflect on our many accomplishments—from the launch of our 10th Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report to the start of our Child Care Works movement, just to name a few. This year we have experienced tremendous growth and a steady dose of positive… Read more »

November 2016 Footnotes

As the leaves change and the weather starts to turn cold, we shift our attention to important end-of-the year work, which includes the launch of our 10th Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report. Visit usa.childcareaware.org/costofcare for more information on this year’s report, which includes both state and county-level data on the cost… Read more »

Evaluating the Impact of Expensive Child Care on Families, Businesses, and the Economy

Child care is expensive—this fact is not new. In fact, our recently released 10th edition of the Parents and the High Cost of Child Care report reveals a continued trend of the burden that families face in finding and funding quality child care, to include: Millennial parents who are saddled with mountains of debt, Grandparents… Read more »

Report Shows Child Care Too Expensive for Today’s Families

Quality, Affordable Child Care Out of Reach for Most Americans, Costing More than a Year’s College Tuition, Housing, Transportation, or Food Arlington, VA, December 7, 2016  – Child Care Aware® of America’s (CCAoA) 10th annual report researching child care costs in counties and states across the U.S. shows families can’t afford child care in 49… Read more »

Report on Media Use and How It Affects Young Children

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Children and Adolescents and Digital Media explores new recommendations for children’s media use. The report covers what we currently know about media use and how it affects young children and adolescents and makes recommendations for pediatricians and parents. These recommendations are designed to help… Read more »

October 2016 Footnotes

We are now officially into fall! Leaves are finally starting to change, and the holidays are right around the corner. With the close of October comes the 2016 elections, which we continue to follow closely as both candidates have elevated the issue of child care in their platforms. We invite you to visit our Child… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Report Focuses on Barriers to Early Education for Boys of Color

Arlington, VA, October 14, 2016 – Overall, boys of color (primarily African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives) face structural obstacles that stack the odds against their success in school and in life. They are more likely to grow up in low-income households, and less likely to attend high-quality schools, starting in very early childhood…. Read more »

The Opportunity Gap Starts at Child Care’s Door

The intended purpose of early education is to help close the school achievement gap by promoting equitable access to the school readiness opportunities afforded by high quality early education. Access means affording all our children the opportunity to enter through the front door of early education, and it also means keeping them from being pushed… Read more »

September 2016 Footnotes

It is hard to believe that September is ending and we are already moving into October. And with that comes shorter days, cooler weather, and perhaps the most important thing—the final stretch in the presidential campaigns. The cost of child care has become a major issue for the 2016 elections, and we are excited to… Read more »

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