State Child Care Assistance Policies 2009

Most States Hold the Line, but Some Lose Ground in Hard Times

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A study by the National Women’s Law Center of child care policies in 50 states and the District of Columbia reveals that between February of 2008 and February of 2009 more states made cuts than made improvements in desperately needed child care assistance, worsening an already bleak landscape for parents trying to afford reliable child care.

* You can also download last year's report, State Child Care Assistance Policies 2008: Too Little Progress for Children and Families.