“As the 116th Congress gets underway, refiling the Child Care for Working Families Act should be on its to-do list.”
[The bill would, in part, ensure “that no low- to moderate-income family pays more than 7 percent of its household income on child care.”]
“The financial burden placed on young families seeking quality care and education for their children isn’t sustainable. In a June 2018 survey of 1,657 registered voters nationally, 83 percent of parents with children under five had “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problems finding appropriate care. At 54 percent, even most voters without young children said that finding quality, affordable child care is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem in their area.
“That’s probably why support for greater public investment in early care and education is overwhelmingly popular across political divides and party lines.”
“Early Education Should Be On The 116th Congress’ Agenda. Here’s Why,” an opinion piece by Anne Douglass, WGBH