Funding levels for programs supporting our nation’s children will be decided in the Labor and Health and Human Services and Education bill.
A hypothetical expansion of child care subsidies could raise family incomes and reduce child poverty.
Our current child care system leaves many families unable to find or pay for high-quality child care.
Many parents, like those in rural areas or working nontraditional hours, have unique needs for child care.
For parents in states that are expanding work requirements, the inability to seek education and training can have serious repercussions.
The Puerto Rico Department of Education closed nearly a quarter of its 865 schools this past summer, prompted largely by postdisaster population decline.
Early child care and education would face steep cuts under the Trump administration’s budget proposal
If Congress adopted the administration’s funding priorities, federal spending on children would be 6 percent lower over the next 10 years.