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Parents are children’s first and most important teachers. However, two-thirds of children under the age of 6 have both parents or their single parent in the workforce, and need a safe and stimulating environment. In many states, infant care costs more than in-state college tuition.

Congress doubled funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program in 2018. However, state and federal support for child care is the lowest that it has been in a decade, and too many families still lack access to good, affordable care. Council for a Strong America supports greater access to high-quality child care to provide children with a strong foundation in life and improve parents’ productivity on the job.

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  1. February 3, 2020 (Southern Illinoisan)

    Working harder

  2. January 30, 2020 (Southern Illinoisan )

    Head Start expansion is good

    Op-Ed

  3. January 26, 2020 (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel )

    Bill addresses Maine’s child care crisis

    Op-Ed

  4. January 23, 2020 (Portland Press-Herald)

    State should expand child care options

    Op-Ed

  5. January 20, 2020 (Portland Press Herald)

    Quality child care is key to future prosperity

    Op-Ed

  6. January 9, 2020 (Portland Press Herald)

    Our View: Child care access is a Maine workforce issue

    Media Coverage

  7. January 9, 2020 (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)

    Maine’s economic development chief says state has ambitious goals

    Media Coverage

  8. December 28, 2019 (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel )

    Building a prosperous Maine

    Op-Ed