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Policy Brief

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Georgia’s Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program is intended to help low-income and other families experiencing vulnerabilities obtain high-quality child care, increase children’s school readiness, and help families become economically self-sufficient by subsidizing child care costs while caregivers work or prepare themselves for work through school or training. The program can play a valuable role, but its reach and funding are limited. This research brief examines the number of children aged zero to five years old in Georgia who were served by the CAPS program in state fiscal year 2018, the number of unserved children who lived in foster care or in families that met the program’s income and work requirements, and the costs of extending services to more of these children.