We were excited to hear child care mentioned in the first 10 minutes of the first Presidential debate. It makes sense - 90% of Americans want the next president to expand access to child care and early learning opportunities. It's a critical issue that candidates across the aisle can agree on.
Child care costs more than college tuition and more than a month’s rent in a majority of states, making child care out of reach for many families.
Bottom line: All families should have access to high-quality affordable options for their children's early care and education and affordable, high-quality child care supports working families and the economy.
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Joining the Child Care Works movement means you believe:
- Child Care Needs to be Affordable. The cost of child care impacts families, governments, businesses, and individuals and they need to be affordable.
- Quality Child Care Needs to be Available for All. All Americans must have quality, affordable, and accessible child care.
- Child Care Workforce Needs to be Supported. Professionals in child care are critical in the success of children’s futures. They should have adequate training and be appropriately compensated.