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What's New From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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How Much Does Child Care Cost?

Every week in the United States, nearly 11 million children younger than age five are in some type of child care arrangement, whether that be center-based, home-based, or family and neighbor care.

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Early Childhood Programs—Expense or Investment?

A roundtable discussion involving legislators and staff from across the nation wrestled with that issue and a wide variety of related topics during a session at NCSL's Capitol Forum earlier this month in Washington. D.C.

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Seeking State and Federal Answers to Opioid Addiction

Enough opioid prescriptions are being written to supply every person in America and 10 million Americans are likely misusing them in ways other than pain relief

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The Latest From the Children and Families Program

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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Early Care and Education Fall 2016 Update

We’re excited to share with you our fall quarterly Early Care and Education e-update.

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Policy Strategies to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Early experiences for children from birth to age 5 really matter. The early brain development sets the foundation for later education and success.

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November: What's New from Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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Introduction into the Policy World of Early Care and Education

Chances are you have some existing knowledge of early care and education policy. You may have (or had) children in child care or know of a family who is struggling to find the best child care provider in their location.

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What's New From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.