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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. September 17, 2019 (KMTV (CBS/Omaha))

    Quality early education can lead to future success

    Media Coverage

  2. August 29, 2019 (Sunbury Daily Item)

    Child care gap disrupts health care, state's economy

    Op-Ed

  3. July 26, 2019 (Sauk Valley Newspapers)

    Early childhood education critical for our workforce

    Op-Ed

  4. June 28, 2019 (Carolina Parent)

    A Look at the Cost of Child Care in N.C.

    Media Coverage

  5. June 20, 2019 (Eye on Early Education, a blog of Strategies for Children )

    How high-quality child care helps the military

    Media Coverage

  6. June 15, 2019 (Mon Valley Independent)

    Lawmakers address child care

    Media Coverage