Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Child care is necessary for most parents to work and serves as an important developmental context for children. Yet many low-income families struggle with the high cost of child care. The child care subsidy program is designed to help low-income working families pay for child care. In 2018, Congress substantially increased funding for child care through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to states, enabling them to make improvements to their child care subsidy programs. This brief summarizes the policy changes made in Virginia and describes how those changes improved child care subsidy stability and participation in that state.
Child Care and Development, Social Welfare Policy
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Policy | Social Welfare | Sociology
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This research was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Special thanks for editorial assistance from Emily Minnoe and Shannon Monnat.
Kim, Hyojeong; Heflin, Colleen; and Morrissey, Taryn, "Expansions in the U.S. Child Care and Development Block Grant Improved Program Stability" (2022). Population Health Research Brief Series. 187.
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