President Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 (FY22) makes significant strides for babies and their families. It incorporates the President’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan as well as program-level funding. The $6 trillion investment in our country’s infrastructure would offer substantial support for our nation’s babies and toddlers by strengthening the fabric that supports their healthy development both now and in the future. The budget proposes to increase the quality and availability of child care, expand access to paid family and medical leave, and promote families’ economic security.
ZERO TO THREE analyzed the President’s budget from the standpoint of policies that will build a strong future for babies and toddlers; policies that support good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences.