Protecting Investments in Early Learning w/ Gina Adams of the Urban Institute
In the inaugural episode of the Georgia Partnership's Ten-Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Sr. Policy Director of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and guest, Gina Adams, Sr. Fellow, Urban Institute, discuss the challenges surrounding access early learning and childcare, particularly for low-income families and families of color.
To learn more, check out these additional resources:
- Assessing Child Care Subsidies through an Equity Lens (Urban Institute, September 2021): Written by Gina and her colleague Eleanor Pratt, this research report served as the basis for our discussion, particularly that how subsidy programs are designed could reinforce, rather than relieve, barriers to childcare access.
- Navigating Child Care and Employment in the Era of COVID-19: Parents and Caregivers Tell Their Stories (GEEARS, June 2022): This focus group report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive system of supports for families with young children, including health, education, and community supports.
- Georgia Child Care Market Rate Survey 2021 (Care Solutions, Inc. for Department of Early Care and Learning, January 2022): The report estimates the cost of weekday childcare by region, accounting for childcare subsidies and the Quality Rated level of the learning center. The report highlights access challenges in rural areas and the higher cost of childcare for infants and toddlers attending three-star learning centers.