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At White House, Sec. Becerra Talks Importance of Child Care in BBB, Hosts Parents and Children

February 23, 2022

On Tuesday, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra hosted parents and their children at the White House to discuss the challenges of finding quality, affordable child care. In his remarks, Sec. Becerra reinforced the …

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Gender “Quit” Gap Widest in States With Most Child Care Breakdowns

February 18, 2022

Nationwide, women are quitting their jobs at a higher rate than men. That gender quit gap is widest in the states with the most child care disruptions, according to a new report from the …

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Governors Highlight Child Care As Key To Helping States Recover And Grow

February 14, 2022

For years, Democratic and Republican governors alike have prioritized early learning and care as a smart investment for their states. It’s no surprise, then, that as America faces an ever-worsening child care …

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Child Care Prices Rose Significantly in 2020, Continuing Decades-Long Trend of Major Annual Increases

February 9, 2022

The average annual price of child care in America has increased over 220% over the past three decades — considerably faster than other essential family expenses — with significant annual …

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Child Care Employment 12.4% Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

February 7, 2022

Despite January’s strong jobs growth, child care employment remains 12.4% below pre-pandemic levels. Unlike other industries, the child care sector was experiencing difficulties with hiring and retaining workers long before …

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President Leads with Child Care & Pre-K in Meeting with Major CEOs

January 26, 2022

President Biden opened today’s event promoting the Build Back Better Act by hammering home the urgent economic need for the child care and pre-K provisions of the package.  As President …

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President Leads with Child Care & Pre-K in Meeting with Major CEOs

January 24, 2022

With many of our nation’s child care providers trying to survive on poverty-level salaries, a new analysis has found that 31.2% of a million child care workers – 1 out of every …

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FFYF Statement on Build Back Better Status

December 16, 2021

In response to the news that the Senate will recess for the year without voting on the Build Back Better Act, First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Sarah Rittling …

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New Economic Snapshot Cites Lack of Access to Child Care as Major Barrier to Well Being

December 15, 2021

Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co’s latest American Opportunity Survey has identified lack of access to child care as a major barrier to mental and economic well being for American families.  …

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The Child Care Sector is Losing Workers Because the Current System is Broken

December 8, 2021

Child care professionals are continuing to leave the sector in record numbers. According to the November jobs report, the child care workforce is down more than 10% over pre-pandemic numbers, …

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New Data Reveals America’s Child Care Crisis is Only Getting Worse for Families, Providers, and the Economy

December 2, 2021

After decades of underinvestment and neglect, compelling new data reveals that America’s child care crisis is only getting worse: 4 out of 10 parents now say they have gone into debt to …

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States Lose Out on Billions Annually Due to Child Care Breakdowns, Chamber of Commerce Foundation Report Finds

November 30, 2021

A new US Chamber of Commerce Foundation report has found that Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri, and Texas are losing out, on average, on $2.7 billion annually due to child care …

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