See your state’s early care and education, health, and safety net policy choices.
Shows the number of young children in each state who are at-risk of poor outcomes
Our Work in the States
How progressive is your state? NCCP's policy tracker looks at ten critical work supports:
- Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Subsidies
- Family and Medical Leave
- Income Tax Liability
- Minimum Wage Standards
- Public Health Insurance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
- State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Unemployment Insurance
The Road Before Us: A Statement on the 2016 Presidential Election from the National Center for Children in Poverty.
The following statement can be attributed to Renée Wilson-Simmons, director of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a leading public policy research center at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
For Young People Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care, Moving Toward Opportunity Can Mean Leaving Behind Critical Health Care Coverage, According to New NCCP Report.
Policy brief reveals that former foster youth face hurdles to keeping their federally mandated Medicaid coverage due to state interpretations of the Affordable Care Act.
Noted Public Policy Expert Joins National Child Poverty Center
Sociologist Heather Koball brings extensive expertise in disconnected youth and immigration issues to lead the National Center for Children in Poverty’s family economic security portfolio
Using Medicaid to Help Young Children and Parents Access Mental Health Services: Results of a 50-State Survey
Learn about variation across states in Medicaid coverage of early childhood mental health services and related policies that affect access and quality.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high-quality research and its use in policymaking by providing online access to thousands of:
Research Connections regularly highlights current policy and research developments in the field through its bi-weekly e-newsletter and on researchconnections.org, and is the central access point for products developed by federally funded early care and education research workgroups. Research Connections also publishes its own:
It supports new research by making available public access to child care and early education data, which can be downloaded or used online free of charge, and by conducting training on data analysis. Launched in 2004, Research Connections is a partnership of the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, and is funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Let’s Give Young People Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care More to Be Thankful for at Thanksgiving
Despite its historical roots as a day of giving thanks for the fruits of the harvest, Thanksgiving has come to be associated with the Macy’s Day Parade, the presidential pardon of a lucky turkey, and a day of non-stop televised football. But, above all, our modern-day Thanksgiving is considered a time for family. Unfortunately, many young people who have aged out of foster care don’t have the types of family connections they can be thankful for as this national holiday approaches.