Early Care & Education
All families should have access to affordable, high-quality early care and education opportunities that are welcoming and inclusive of all self-defined families, provide for a well-trained and compensated workforce, and create environments where all children can thrive so that all children are ready and successful for school and life regardless of race, ZIP code, ability, identity, or any other factor.
Eight of the country’s leading labor, policy, and advocacy organizations (including MomsRising) released a report that calls on policymakers to prioritize and fix America’s broken child care system. Read more here: https://caseforchildcare.org/2020CaseForChildCare.pdf
Just as families need support the most, monthly Child Tax Credit payments ended in December because Joe Manchin and the Republican Senators refused to pass Build Back Better. With Omicron raging, it's more important than ever to pass BBB to make child care and elder care affordable, guarantee paid family and medical leave, lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, make healthcare more affordable, and more.
Call on Congress to advance child care and free pre-k!
50 years ago today Republican President Richard Nixon vetoed child care. Now we finally have a chance to right historical wrongs by passing the Build Back Better Plan!
The historic, much-needed investments in the Build Back Better package, including paid family / medical leave, childcare, home- and community-based services, the Child Tax Credit, addressing equity in maternal health, healthcare, and immigration reform, will be transformative for moms, women, and families.