Policy Resource

Paid Leave: A Critical Support for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Download Files Oct 17, 2017

Parents with infants and toddlers should have paid sick leave from work when they are ill, when their child or a family member is ill, or to obtain preventive care for themselves or their families.

Parents should have paid family and medical leave when a child is born, adopted, or newly fostered. Quality jobs—positions that offer paid time off, regular hours, and adequate, stable pay—play a significant role in parents’ ability to support their children’s development. Yet few working adults have access to comprehensive paid leave due to the lack of federal policy around this issue. Download the full brief to learn more.