Funder(s)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

Child Care and Development, Social Welfare Policy

Disciplines

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Policy | Social Welfare | Sociology

Date

7-26-2022

Language

English

Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Special thanks for editorial assistance from Emily Minnoe and Shannon Monnat.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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