Center on Child and Family Policy

Center on Child and Family Policy

We provide policy research and analysis to advance the wellbeing of young children and their families

Why Marriage Matters for Family and Child Well-Being (with Brad Wilcox) — Center on Child and Family Policy 28/11/2023

On the Early Matters Podcast: Brad Wilcox of Institute for Family Studies joins Katharine Stevens for an important conversation on why and how marriage still matters for child and family well-being.

Why Marriage Matters for Family and Child Well-Being (with Brad Wilcox) — Center on Child and Family Policy Katharine Stevens is joined by Brad Wilcox, a professor of sociology and director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, to discuss the role of marriage in family strength and well-being.

Building a Roadmap for Prenatal-to-3 State Policy (with Cynthia Osborne) — Center on Child and Family Policy 26/10/2023

Excited to release the latest episode of Early Matters, featuring Dr. Cynthia Osborne, for a terrific discussion about the importance of the prenatal-to-three period and the
Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center’s just-released 2023 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap.

Building a Roadmap for Prenatal-to-3 State Policy (with Cynthia Osborne) — Center on Child and Family Policy Cynthia Osborne discusses the work of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center and describes the state-level policies and strategies highlighted in the Center’s recently-released 2023 State Policy Roadmap.

The Minnesota Model: Empowering Parents and Scaling Success (with Art Rolnick) — Center on Child and Family Policy 26/10/2023

On this fascinating episode of Early Matters, Katharine Stevens and economist Art Rolnick discuss how the Minnesota Early Learning Scholarships model ensures quality, empowers , and is an effective approach to scaling programs.

The Minnesota Model: Empowering Parents and Scaling Success (with Art Rolnick) — Center on Child and Family Policy Katharine Stevens interviews economist Art Rolnick about his nationally recognized work with the Minnesota Early Learning Scholarships program, a parent-choice-driven model providing scholarships to parents with children from ages prenatal to five.

How Early Childhood is the Foundation of Social Capital (with Chris Bullivant) — Center on Child and Family Policy 27/09/2023

Excited to release the latest episode of our podcast Early Matters! Katharine Stevens interviews Chris Bullivant of the Social Capital Campaign about “The Early Years” report and the critical role of in creating social capital.

How Early Childhood is the Foundation of Social Capital (with Chris Bullivant) — Center on Child and Family Policy Katharine Stevens interviews Chris Bullivant about the importance of social capital to a thriving society, and the underrecognized role of early childhood in building it.

Parenting Is the Key to Early Development and Social Mobility - Part 2 (Profs. Heckman and Garcia) — Center on Child and Family Policy 25/08/2023

What is the key to and ? Tune in to the Early Matters podcast for Part 2 of Katharine Stevens' discussion with Profs James Heckman and Jorge Luis Garcia to find out! Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University

Parenting Is the Key to Early Development and Social Mobility - Part 2 (Profs. Heckman and Garcia) — Center on Child and Family Policy In the second part of this two-part discussion, Katharine Stevens continues her conversation with economists James Heckman and Jorge Luis Garcia about their pioneering research on how improving parenting is the essential mechanism of effective early childhood programs.

A Flawed Agenda for America's Young Children — Center on Child and Family Policy 25/08/2023

“What lower-income families need are adequate funds, not a huge new federally controlled program providing nonparental group care and education for all children under age six.”

https://www.ccfp.org/ccfp/a-flawed-agenda-for-americas-young-children

A Flawed Agenda for America's Young Children — Center on Child and Family Policy Is Build Back Better really dead? Katharine B. Stevens analyzes the childcare and universal preschool provisions of BBB, revealing a detailed legislative blueprint of an increasingly influential vision for America’s young children: federally-controlled preschool programs for all children from birt...

Raising Young Children at Home — Center on Child and Family Policy 18/08/2023

policy's first aim must be to elevate—rather than displace—the vital role of parents in raising their own young children.

Raising Young Children at Home — Center on Child and Family Policy Our core policy goal must be to reinforce the fundamental bonds of family: elevating — rather than displacing — the vital role of parents in raising their own children, especially during the first, foundational years of development.

Parenting Is the Key to Early Development and Social Mobility (with James Heckman and Jorge Garcia) — Center on Child and Family Policy 15/08/2023

Tune in to our new podcast hosted by Katharine B Stevens for a fascinating discussion with economists James Heckman & Jorge Luis Garcia about their latest research on how is the key to early development and social mobility.
The Heckman Equation

Parenting Is the Key to Early Development and Social Mobility (with James Heckman and Jorge Garcia) — Center on Child and Family Policy In the inaugural episode of CCFP's new podcast, Katharine Stevens interviews renowned economists James Heckman and Jorge Garcia about their collaborative research on the power of early childhood interventions to promote social mobility and build human capital.

A Flawed Agenda for America's Young Children — Center on Child and Family Policy 10/08/2023

In an eye-opening new report, Katharine Stevens explains the drawbacks of Build Back Better’s childcare and preK agenda and lays out the correct priorities for federal policy.

A Flawed Agenda for America's Young Children — Center on Child and Family Policy Is Build Back Better really dead? Katharine B. Stevens analyzes the childcare and universal preschool provisions of BBB, revealing a detailed legislative blueprint of an increasingly influential vision for America’s young children: federally-controlled preschool programs for all children from birt...

Reagan Institute Summit on Education 23/05/2023

Reagan Institute Summit on Education Explore the Reagan Institute, promoting the values of President Reagan through research, policy solutions, and thought leadership. Engage & learn today.

Why I'm Founding CCFP — Center on Child and Family Policy 30/11/2022

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Center on Child and Family Policy! Founded by early childhood development and education expert, Dr. Katharine Stevens, CCFP is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving early childhood policy by strengthening research and debate, advancing science-driven policymaking, and focusing on the role of families. Learn more about CCFP and why we were founded at:

Why I'm Founding CCFP — Center on Child and Family Policy The great potential of early childhood policy to help America’s young children is hindered by a lack of political and ideological balance in the field. That's why I’m founding CCFP: to expand the scope of policy debate in this profoundly important area of American life.

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