On Thursday, February 6, the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor will hold a hearing on "Solving America’s Child Care Crisis: Supporting Parents, Children, and the Economy." Members of the Subcommittee will hear from four expert witnesses on the child care crisis, including a parent and a child care provider.
Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) provided testimony for the hearing to share more information on the lack of affordability and accessibility of high-quality child care nationwide. CCAoA also re-upped calls to pass the Child Care for Working Families Act, provide a $5 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and invest in Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies.
The hearing comes at a time when child care is gaining momentum in Congress. In fact, on the same day, the Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee of the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled, “Taking Care of Business: How Childcare is Important for Regional Economies.” This increased attention on child care makes now an opportune time to tell your Members of Congress to support the Child Care for Working Families Act.
Take Action in support of the Child Care for Working Families Act.