Who is Missing from Federal Childcare, Education and Family Support Policies and Programs? Much of the Family

Date: May 6, 2016
Author(s): Susan Stanton

Disparate Access: Head Start and CCDBG Data by Race and Ethnicity, a recent report by the Center for Law and Social Policy (February 2016) highlights disparities in participation rates between children of different races and ethnicities. The numbers also indicate that participation rates are oftentimes dismal. Head Start and Child Care Development Block Grants are programs intended to support the growth and development of children from low-income families through quality schooling and child care and by assisting parents in accessing resources needed for their families. Therefore, it is important to assess them in ways that incorporate fathers and reflect the context of today’s families, which often include two parents engaged in a child’s life who do not live in the same household. Read this complete Issues + Insights publication here »