Child care and early education are part of the country’s infrastructure and an economic investment. When Congress neglects to robustly fund child care and early education, it negatively affects parents’ workforce participation, families’ economic security, and U.S. economic prosperity. The Early Childhood Policy team believes in policymakers’ responsibility to establish comprehensive solutions that invest in all families.
This storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.
After spending tens of thousands of dollars on child care, a New Hampshire mom explains how the expanded child tax credit helped her afford child care costs.
A Georgia schoolteacher and mother describes how her son’s Type 1 diabetes diagnosis threatened her family’s financial security.
A Georgia mom and first-generation American describes the struggle to afford high health care and prescription drug costs to keep her daughter alive.
The expanded child tax credit came right on time to help a Georgia mother of four avoid homelessness.
Forced out of the workforce due to high child care costs, a new mother in Georgia used the expanded child tax credit to make ends meet.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.