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Christina Koch

Christina Koch
Christina Koch is currently the Federal Policy Analyst at Child Care Aware of America. Her background is in federal and state education policy and she also has experience providing direct social services to children and families. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from American University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she was awarded the Julee Kryder-Coe Award for Advocacy and Social Action. She is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Recent Posts

Congress Must Act to Support Child Nutrition in Child Care

By Christina Koch on November 22, 2022

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) comes up for renewal every five years as an opportunity for Congress to examine the current law and make any improvements to the federal nutrition programs. The current law, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-296), expired in 2015. When a reauthorization is delayed, Congress usually includes funding to maintain the programs as-is through the annual appropriations process, which allows them to continue to operate. However, this means we are about seven years overdue for changes to be implemented to strengthen federal child nutrition programs. 

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With Reconciliation Over, What’s Next for Federal Child Care Funding?

By Christina Koch on September 07, 2022

Reconciliation (the Inflation Reduction Act) 

Topics: Policy & Advocacy

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FY2022 Funding for Child Care in the Omnibus Package

By Christina Koch on March 28, 2022
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State of the Union Recap: Biden’s Plan to Make Child Care Affordable for Families

By Christina Koch on March 03, 2022

Topics: Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy

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What’s Next for the Build Back Better Act?

By Christina Koch on January 11, 2022

While the path to passing the Build Back Better (BBB) Act has come with its fair share of challenges and setbacks, there is still momentum in Congress to pass the investments in affordable, high-quality child care and mixed-delivery preschool.  

Topics: Policy & Advocacy

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Breaking Down the Build Back Better Act

By Christina Koch on November 01, 2021

On Thursday, October 28, President Biden announced a new framework for the Build Back Better Act, which includes $400 billion for child care and early learning investments over the next 6 years. If the Build Back Better Act is signed into law, it will dramatically transform the child care and early learning system for nearly every family with young children, as well as for child care providers.  

Topics: Policy & Advocacy

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