Why child care can’t wait:
The existing structure of America’s child care system is unsustainable. Most parents can’t afford the high cost of child care. Half of Americans live in an area without quality care options at all. And providers can only charge what families in their area can afford, which often translates into near-poverty wages for early educators.
Now is the time for Congress to address America’s child care crisis with a significant, sustained investment in our early education system to ensure every family who needs it can access the care options that work for them.
We need your help to make sure Congress knows that #ChildCareCantWait!
Here’s how you can help:
Contact your U.S. Senators and Representative to capitalize on this once-in-a-generation opportunity for Congress to approve a significant and sustained investment in America’s child care and early learning system.
Use our #ChildCareCantWait Toolkit to leverage social media to raise awareness about the importance of early care and learning and policies that support young children, families, and the early childhood workforce.
- Metro Atlanta daycare centers struggle to find workers, 11 Alive (7-6-21)
- New report on early childhood: COVID is both historic crisis and opportunity, Atlanta Journal Constitution (6-21-21)
- ‘Can’t Compete’: Why Hiring for Child Care Is a Huge Struggle, New York Times (9-21-21)
- Families continue to struggle with childcare availability, affordability, Reporter Newspapers (8/3/21)