Some high-end chains are surprisingly profitable, and they are trying to shape child care policy in Washington.
At Norland College, future nannies take courses on early childhood education and cooking alongside learning to fend off kidnappers and shielding strollers from paparazzi.
A baby boomlet may not have been 2021’s only productivity increase.
One Montessori school leader has spent $200,000 of her own money to keep underserved children enrolled in her program.
Where did they go? To better-paying jobs stocking shelves, cleaning offices or doing anything that pays more than $15 an hour.
Things aren’t quite back to normal — whatever that was.
Created by the mayor’s allies, the 5Boro Institute seeks to counter concerns that the administration lacks a robust agenda to address the city’s problems.
As programs expire, federal spending is returning to prior levels: $1 for every $6 spent on older adults.
Some fear that the hard-right politician, whose party is expected to be the big winner in the election on Sunday, will continue policies that have kept women back.
Mayor Eric Adams is reassessing how New York City’s so-called 3-K for All program, a top priority of his predecessor, fits into his administration’s strategy.
North Carolina offers a frustrating example of how hard it can be to make changes that help families.
Otter, a new child care platform, is attracting millions of dollars in venture capital. But can it fix a broken industry?
In party hot spots around Europe, agencies have popped up to provide child care at all hours of the night and day.
True reinvestment in our future must also include care.
The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.
The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.
Step inside the secret, beautiful world of a nanny in New York City and his tiny companion.
Federal legislation has stalled, so states are stepping in. In some places, that could mean looser regulations, like 16-year-olds caring for children, without supervision.
When it came to who lost jobs, education mattered much more than gender, a broad new analysis found.
“Now is not the time to brag or gloat or celebrate. Now is the time to get to work.”
This Mother’s Day, think about how far we have to go — and remember how far we’ve come.
Care workers are organizing for better work conditions and to keep pandemic gains going.
A wave of displaced women and children into Poland is forcing the country to address its lack of protections for working women.
Is being in the formal workplace necessarily a sign of progress?
In a new bill, Republican senators adopted many of the Democrats’ goals, but they remain far apart on elements like how to pay for it.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget also includes more than a billion dollars in child care funding, a green light for three casinos and a return of to-go drinks.
Contentious social issues, such as revising the state’s bail law, have delayed passage of what is expected to be largest budget in the state’s history.
Our society is making room for different family structures.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the State Legislature have plans to significantly increase spending on child care and to make more families eligible for subsidies.
Two years into the pandemic, what still needs fixing?
January was awful for parents and caregivers. We can do better.
Facing an uncontrolled surge of virus cases, parents of children under 5 are again forced to wrestle with child care crises as the rest of the world appears eager to move on.
Ai-jen Poo on the economic potential of a public investment in child care, elder care and paid family leave.
One argument in the case before the Supreme Court is that the need for abortion rights has passed, because decades of progress have made it easier for women to balance work and family.
The package includes $400 billion to bolster support for children and families, $555 billion for climate change programs and $166 billion in housing aid.
The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate.
Chapter one: This job is hard. Chapter two: Leaving it is harder.
Congress is considering universal pre-K and subsidies for child care. Research shows how these policies can benefit children, and when they can backfire.
Leaders pressed for a vote on a separate infrastructure bill, but the fate of both measures was in doubt amid party divisions, despite pleas from President Biden.
In failing to secure a benefit with bipartisan appeal, President Biden joins a long line of frustrated politicians. But some Republicans say it could be resurrected on its own.
The shock of the pandemic threw care taking arrangements into disarray. Many families find themselves back in the same precarious arrangement they had before, with the burden still on mothers.
Paid family leave was dropped. Public pre-K and subsidized child care remain, and could substantially lower the cost of raising children.
Readers discuss the social programs in the budget bill and negotiations about what to trim. Also: Dave Chappelle; ride-sharing.
Family welfare policies never took off in the United States as they did in the rest of the wealthy world. Some Democrats think the country is ready.
Readers criticize Mr. Manchin as someone putting his interests ahead of the country’s. Also: Racial equity in child care; a civil conversation; social media.
We asked 18 academics what they would choose if they could pick only one, as Senator Manchin has reportedly advised.
Democrats believe the system is broken — and they have a proposal for fixing it.
How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.
President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them.
As Democrats ponder cutting a $3.5 trillion social safety net bill down to perhaps $2 trillion, a proposal to limit programs to the poor has rekindled a debate on the meaning of government itself.