- NWLC Report Shows Downward Slide of State Child Care Assistance Policies
- Using Research in Public Policy Advocacy: New Brief from the SRCD
Child care assistance policies – reimbursement rates, family co-pay, and eligibility for assistance – are set by states even though most of the funding is federal. A new state-by-state report from The National Women's Law Center (NWLC), Downward Slide: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2012, reveals that families in 27 states are worse off under one or more key child care policies compared to last year. Find out what changes your state is making and how your state compares here.
USING RESEARCH IN POLICY AND PRACTICE: NEW POLICY BRIEF FROM THE SRCD
Effective public policy advocacy uses research and examples of best practice to move a public policy agenda. A recent policy brief from The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Using Research in Policy and Practice, examines the need for stronger bridges between researchers, policy makers and practitioners in order to determine what research would be most beneficial to the field, to interpret and ensure day-to-day usability of findings, and to create conditions through policies that maximize the effectiveness of these evidence-based practices. Read the brief, along with other SRCD briefs on policy and practice that may be useful in your advocacy work, here.
For more research news informing your advocacy work, visit NAEYC’s Center for Applied Research here.
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