Early learning has become a major focal point of candidates and elected officials at all levels of government on both sides of the aisle, with voters increasingly looking to policymakers for solutions to the child care challenges facing working parents.
Never before has the issue of child care received such broad and consistent public attention in a presidential election, which will only serve to elevate the issue in races up and down the ballot.
What’s more, Republicans and Democrats running for office understand that voters are paying attention to their positions on early learning and care.
Today, candidates on the campaign trail are leveraging quality child care – not just as a policy priority, but as a political opportunity to reach voters on both sides of the aisle.
In February, FFYF unveiled details of our planned work to leverage the 2020 presidential election as a way to advance early learning and care nationwide. Our efforts leading up to November will focus on amplifying the expansive and wide-ranging opportunities for engagement on early learning and child care, which have the potential to withstand the heated presidential contest, build consensus across parties, and ultimately deliver results for America’s children and families.