Stephanie Schmit is a senior policy analyst for the child care and early education team and legislative coordinator at CLASP. Her work is focused on quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, state technical assistance and federal and state policy analysis. Ms. Schmit has expertise in home visiting, data analysis, and state and federal child care and early education policy.
Blog Post List
July 11, 2016
Quality child care enables parents to work or go to school while also providing young children with the early childhood education experiences needed for healthy development. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families, increases the number of low-income children in high-quality care, supporting their development while strengthening their families’ economic security. CCDBG was reauthorized in 2014 with near-unanimous bipartisan approval in Congress. States are now in the process of...