High-quality child care is fundamental to the economic security of women and families and is central to the economic success of our country. But the nation is facing a child care crisis that is leaving families, children, and workers behind.
We are committed to fighting for substantial investments in child care and early education that are so important to children, families, and early childhood professionals.
The principles that we believe should guide this significant new federal investment reflect a shared responsibility for giving our nation’s children a strong start in life through equitable access to high-quality child care and early learning.
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Principle 1: High quality child care that meets families’ needs should be affordable for all low- and middle-class families with children birth to age thirteen.
Principle 2: All children receive high-quality care and education.
Principle 3: Early childhood professionals are diverse, effective educators and leaders and have a compensation and recognition system that supports their excellence.
Child Care for Working Families Act
The Child Care for Working Families Act will dramatically expand access to affordable, high-quality child care for working families. It will improve quality, increase supply, and raise wages for child care providers.
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