For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Weedon
“There aren’t a lot of issues that galvanize strong majorities across the political spectrum, but standing up for child care is one of them. Keeping infants and toddlers healthy, safe, and learning is too important to be held hostage by D.C. gridlock. This legislation puts babies, families and those that care for them first. Congress should move quickly to enact it into law.
Without the swift passage of the Child Care Stabilization Act, families will face even greater challenges with finding care, experience program closures, and higher costs. This country has an obligation to ensure all babies have access to quality early care and education at a cost parents can afford, regardless of race, income, or where they live. We also need a system that respects and rewards early educators for the critically important work they do. This funding is a substantial step in the right direction.
Families tell us that they want Congress and the Administration to put child care at the top of their legislative agenda. We’re grateful to Senators Murray and Sanders and Representatives Clark and DeLauro for their leadership on this issue and look forward to continuing to work together to support infants and toddlers during the most crucial years of their life.”