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Center for Law and Social Policy

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) seeks to reduce poverty and improve the lives of low-income people by advocating for policies that deliver results that matter. Our child care and early education work promotes policies that support both child development and the needs of low-income working parents. CLASP advocates for investments in programs to help children, youth, and families thrive, while also working to strengthen federal and state policies that will help low-wage parents and other workers get good jobs and move up the economic ladder.  CLASP advocates for expanded resources for child care and early education initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels, including home visiting, child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten.  In the coming year, CLASP is committed to working for expanded federal and state investments in child care and early education and leveraging key opportunities to make progress on the critical long-term goal of increasing the number of low-income children with access to high-quality early education.