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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. October 16, 2018 (Bellefontaine Examiner)

    Governor Must Invest in Children

    Op-Ed

  2. September 30, 2018 (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette )

    Accuracy of census is essential

    Op-Ed

  3. September 21, 2018 (Daily Herald)

    National security and preschool learning

    Op-Ed

  4. August 13, 2018 (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

    Drug epidemic's lifelong impact on kids

    Op-Ed

  5. August 12, 2018 (Pueblo Chieftain)

    Child care good for kids, the economy

    Op-Ed

  6. August 1, 2018 (Times-News)

    Invest in our children

    Op-Ed