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. January 14, 2018 (Lewiston Sun Journal)

    Children need high quality child care

    Op-Ed

  2. January 11, 2018 (The Republican Journal )

    Invest early in Maine kids

    Op-Ed

  3. December 20, 2017 (Vermont Business Magazine)

    Most young adults not Citizen-Ready but Vermont gets an 'A'

    Media Coverage

  4. December 3, 2017 (Portland Press Herald)

    Early intervention best response to poverty

    Media Coverage

  5. November 21, 2017 (Bangor Daily News)

    Quality child care a national security concern

    Op-Ed