March 21, 2022Did you know that a recent report shows that nearly half a million families are estimated to be stranded without reliable child care, exacerbating the nation's worker shortage as parents continue to stay home? This is after an unprecedented global pandemic that our families and our economy still need to recover from. The kicker to all of this is that already, pre-pandemic, more than 1/2 of families lived in child care deserts without safe, nurturing, affordable options to begin with! It’s time to do address this, immediately. Below are some stories highlighting the urgent need for Congress to include Child care and pre-K as part of any reconciliation package!