Childcare can be more expensive than college. And with the majority of working moms earning less than $30,000 a year, too many low and middle-income families struggle to afford this basic work expense or to find quality early learning environments to help their children thrive. This shortage of affordable, high-quality pre-K and childcare slots carries consequences for women and families’ economic security today and children’s economic opportunity tomorrow.

As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, join the Center for American Progress for a lively discussion on the importance of investing in pre-K and early learning, and how a national plan to expand early education would benefit moms, kids, and businesses.