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.
Together, the policies included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda would propel families’ and the country’s economic security by prioritizing child care, the child tax credit, paid family and medical leave, and good jobs that get Americans back to 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.
Increased public investment in child care is needed to help families access high-quality, affordable child care that meets their needs.
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.
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.
As the child care market struggles to survive the impact of the pandemic, states can implement strategies to improve child care so that it better meets the needs of working families, children, educators, and employers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing challenges for many parents in finding and affording high quality child care. Subsequently, voters strongly support increased governmental steps to help parents care for their kids and continue to work.
Universal home visiting models can have a positive impact on communities by serving all families and connecting those most in need to additional community resources.
Improved access to quality child care would support economic security in rural communities, which have unique child care needs.
This report provides a comprehensive policy framework to eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality.
A state-by-state analysis of the true cost of infant and toddler child care finds it is unaffordable for most working families.
Understanding the true cost of high-quality child care is an important step in building support for a public investment in early childhood education.
There is a critical need to better understand the components of high-quality early childhood education programs to ensure policy solutions adequately support and promote access to quality for all families.