Quality, affordable child care
Families want and need access to quality, affordable child care that offers their children a safe environment, nurturing relationships with caring adults, and positive early learning experiences, while supporting their own ability to work. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic further destabilized an already fragile, underfunded child care system that falls short of what babies and families need to thrive and our economy needs to stay strong. As child care rebuilds following the COVID-19 crisis, robust public funding is imperative for ensuring a diverse system of high-quality programs and providers is accessible to all families. Doing so will not only support our economic recovery, but will ensure our future workforce – today’s babies and toddlers – arrive at school ready to learn and prepared for future success.