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Data Finds Child Care Prices Continue to Rise Ahead of Midterm Elections, Outpacing Inflation

October 13, 2022

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


After Elimination from Reconciliation, Congress Can’t Continue Ignoring Child Care Crisis

July 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — After the House passed budget reconciliation legislation that included nearly $400 billion in funding for child care and pre-K — among the largest proposed investments in the package …


Lawmakers Cannot Abandon Working Families and Their Promises to Solve Child Care Crisis

July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – Women, working families, and America’s youngest learners are set to be cast aside entirely as Senate Democrats move forward with a budget reconciliation framework which has purged all funding …


JOINT STATEMENT: Senate Must Make Good on Promise to Solve Child Care Crisis

July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – In response to movement on a reconciliation package framework that excludes any funding for child care and early learning, 26 prominent national organizations issued the following statement calling …


House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill With Proposed FY2023 Funding Levels for ECE Programs

June 30, 2022

Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the FY2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill, which provides funding for many of the core federal …


Senate & House Leaders Join Advocates for Press Conference & Rally for Child Care in Reconciliation

June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, more than a dozen members of the Senate and House were joined by leaders of prominent national organizations, parents, and early educators for a rally on …


Without Action, America’s Early Learning & Care System Will Collapse

December 19, 2021

“The positive impact of the early learning and care proposal would be felt for generations. So too would the consequences of inaction.” WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from First …


U.S. House Passes Build Back Better Act with Transformative Investments in America’s Early Learning System

November 19, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a historic $390 billion investment to transform America’s early learning system. If enacted, the bill would expand …


Transformative Investment in Child Care and Pre-K Included in Reconciliation Package

October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Moments ago, President Biden unveiled a final framework for the Build Back Better Act, setting an overall $1.75 trillion price tag for the budget reconciliation package that includes a long …


FAQ on Preschool and the Expansion Proposal in the Build Back Better Act

October 12, 2021

The Build Back Better Act (BBB) proposes a federal partnership with states to offer high-quality, free, inclusive, and mixed-delivery preschool services to all three- and four-year old children on a …


Fact Sheet: September 2021 National Poll

October 7, 2021

As Congress considers the Build Back Better Act, voters overwhelmingly support a significant, sustained investment in child care and preschool, which they view as a good investment of taxpayer dollars. …


Our Child Care System Is Not Meeting The Needs Of Families, Providers, or The Economy

June 28, 2021

Now is the time to build a system of early care and education that works.  Finding and affording quality child care and early learning options shouldn’t be the reason parents …

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