Child Care

Parents are children’s first and most important teachers. However, two-thirds children under age 6 have both parents or their single parent in the workforce, and need a safe and stimulating environment. In many states, though, infant care costs more than in-state college tuition. In 2014, Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program for the first time in 20 years, helping 1 million low-income families afford child care. 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. April 1, 2018 (Southern Illinoisan )

    Child care important for national security


  2. March 27, 2018 (Southern Illinoisan )

    Business leaders meet to stress importance of child care to workers

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  3. February 21, 2018 (Portland Press Herald)

    Maine’s child care must remain strong


  4. February 14, 2018 (Baton Rouge Advocate)

    Child care helps law enforcement