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The Child Tax Credit and Its Potential Impact on the Lives of Children and Future of the Nation

| February 15, 2024 |

The Child Tax Credit should honor our society’s commitment to children in both their present and their future, while also serving as a moral

Children’s Budget 2023

| September 22, 2023 |

As the COVID-19 emergency has receded, so has our nation’s commitment to children. Children’s Budget 2023 finds that U.S. spending on children, both here

Babies in the Budget

| August 23, 2023 |

Babies in the Budget — a report co-authored by ZERO TO THREE and First Focus on Children — examines federal investment in the nation’s

Children’s Agenda for The Biden-Harris Administration

| August 10, 2023 |

The Biden-Harris Administration took office at a time of deep uncertainty in our country. Political divisiveness, a raging pandemic, and its subsequent economic fallout

Policy Brief: The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles to Services for Children and Families

| April 4, 2023 |

Each year, federal programs provide children with affordable health care, nutritious food, stable housing, and early childhood education. These programs not only lift millions

Big Ideas 2023

| December 8, 2022 |

Big Ideas 2023 delivers innovative solutions to issues such as child homelessness, education reform, economic justice, and children’s health care from scholars, advocates, and

Children’s Budget 2022

| October 6, 2022 |

Children’s Budget 2022, released today, finds that the share of federal spending on children climbed to a historic 11.98% of the U.S. budget in

Undoing the Racist Legacy of Cash Assistance in the South: Reimagining TANF Using the “Black Women Best” Framework

| August 31, 2022 |

This paper is part of First Focus on Children’s upcoming series Big Ideas 2022: The American South Forward This report was written before the

The Looming Equity Crisis in Children’s Health Care: Federal and State Action Is Needed to Prevent Millions of Children from Losing Medicaid

| July 18, 2022 |

This report — from First Focus on Children, Families USA, and UnidosUS — finds that the country will see its largest drop in children’s

Report: Unaccompanied Children in Emergency Intake Site (EIS) Facilities

| June 21, 2022 |

In May 2022, the Women’s Refugee Commission and First Focus on Children led a delegation of 11 advocacy organizations to the Emergency Intake Site