In preparation for the upcoming 85th Legislative Session, CHILDREN AT RISK has continued to research and collaborate with statewide partners on policy priorities and community needs. We completed 9-city Texas Tour to release key findings on the state-funded child care system. Texas’ child care subsidy system provides over $500 million per year for child care assistance to low-income working families, offering a critical source of early learning for our state’s most vulnerable children.
The Early Investment Project is a year-long study funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The resulting report describes the current landscape of early education in our state and explores options for using our resources more efficiently. Quality child care programs are critical for getting kids school ready, improving their academic success, and increasing economic prosperity for our state.