Proposed investments in the Build Back Better agenda would benefit a significant number of workers, particularly women and women of color; transform the home care and early childhood sectors; and lift living standards and employment prospects for millions of Americans.
The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs
These Interconnected Policies Would Sustain Families, Support Women, and Grow the Economy
The True Cost of High-Quality Child Care Across the United States
Millions of Families Are Struggling to Address Child Care Disruptions
Growing the Economy Through Affordable Child Care
The United States needs a comprehensive solution to make child care affordable for families.
More Than 125 Economists and Public Policy Scholars Agree That Investing in Child Care Is Necessary for Children, Families, and the Economy
Experts urge congressional leadership to make long-overdue investments in child care and early learning.
State of Child Care project advocates for an increase in the Child Care and Development Block Grant so that U.S. families, workers, and the economy can work.
The lack of affordable and high-quality child care has disproportionately pushed women out of the workforce for decades. It is long past time for the United States to provide adequate, sustained funding and end the child care crisis.
CAP and ECE Organizing Network Launch Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education Website
The Movement for Child Care comprises diverse national organizations across the country that are committed to expanding affordable child care and early education.
Community-based intermediary organizations can help states quickly deliver the American Rescue Plan’s $24 billion child care relief and stabilization fund to child care providers.
Building Back Better: Investing in Improving Schools, Creating Jobs, and Strengthening Families and Our Economy
Rasheed Malik, senior policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before a hearing on the importance of investing in schools and child care to strengthen families and the economy at the U.S. House of Representatives on April 28, 2021.
Please pledge to support federal child care funding that goes beyond COVID-19.
Congress must not miss the opportunity to improve children’s lives and reduce economic and racial inequality.
The Biden-Harris administration has an opportunity to create a world-class preschool program that addresses racial and income inequities, but it must be part of a continuum of support for children from birth to kindergarten.
To prepare the child care sector for the future, America must invest significantly in the child care workforce and provide quality, accessible, affordable child care for all.
Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.
Congress must pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $50 billion to save the child care industry for families and providers.
Communities across the country have passed state and local ballot measures to increase public funding for early childhood services, demonstrating a path forward for federal action in 2021.