Children at Risk recently published a new study to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about the subsidized child care system in Texas which provides over $500 million per year for child care assistance to low-income working families. Texas is a state that fully supports early education by funding child care, parenting education and public Pre-K through 3rd grade, but not all eligible families are aware that a child care system is available. Quality early education has been proven to have positive benefits for children, especially those that come from low-income families, as it provides early education and eases a child’s transition into Pre-K programs.
In the study, Children at Risk found that there is a need for increased awareness and understanding of child care subsidy dollars as well as a lack of agency coordination on early education data and early education programs.
To read the full executive summary, visit ChildrenAtRisk.org.