Can Childcare Subsidies Influence Future Academic Performance?

Nearly 800,000 low-income families across the U.S. receive childcare subsidies through the federal Child Care Development Fund each month.

A new study, led by IDB’s Wladimir Zanoni and Georgetown University’s Anna Johnson, finds that those subsidies can play a role in a student’s academic performance throughout elementary school.

Zanoni joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the study, and its potential implications for early childhood policy and future research.