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Our Work in the States

50-State Policy Tracker

How progressive is your state? NCCP's policy tracker looks at ten critical work supports:

  1. Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Subsidies
  2. Family and Medical Leave
  3. Income Tax Liability
  4. Minimum Wage Standards
  5. Public Health Insurance
  6. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  7. State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
  8. State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  9. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  10. Unemployment Insurance


Our Latest

The Voices of Maine’s Early Care and Education Teachers: Children with Challenging Behavior in Classrooms and Home-based Child Care

How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

New York State Profile of Young Children in Deep Poverty
Young children in families experiencing deep poverty – those with incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty line -- are likely to experience severe early adversities that contribute to poor health and education outcomes. This brief offers information about young children, age birth to nine, living in deep poverty in New York State, and about policies that could support their healthy development and success. It includes information about the state and county-level prevalence and characteristics of these children and recommendations for strengthening family and work support policies and developing new two-generation policies that could promote better outcomes for young children and families in deep poverty..

The National Center for Children in Poverty has updated its Early Childhood Two-Generation State Policy Profiles.
The profiles provide a two-generation view of current policies affecting children birth to age 8, nationally and state-by-state, in the areas of early care and education, health, and parenting/family economic supports.

Research Connections

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high-quality research and its use in policymaking by providing online access to thousands of:

  • Journal articles
  • Government reports
  • Research reviews
  • Policy briefs

Research Connections regularly highlights current policy and research developments in the field through its bi-weekly e-newsletter and on, and is the central access point for products developed by federally funded early care and education research workgroups. Research Connections also publishes its own:

  • Bibliographies
  • Research syntheses
  • Research-to-policy briefs

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

We're Moving

On April 9, the National Center for Children in Poverty, which is part of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, will be in its new home on the university campus at 722 W. 168th Street. All of our phone numbers will also be new. If you have difficulty reaching us, please contact NCCP’s Administrative Coordinator Derrick Wallace at

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