Recent Updates

March 06, 2021 Blog Post
Senate Passes COVID-19 Package with $39 Billion in Child Care Relief

Today, the Senate voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, a sweeping pandemic relief package with $39 billion in child care relief funding, including $15 billion for the Child Care […]

February 09, 2021 Blog Post
New Fact Sheet on the Need for Further Child Care Relief

Without Federal Support, Child Care Providers and Families Struggle to Hang On, Hindering our Nation’s Economic Recovery Child care is an essential pillar of the American economy, yet COVID-19 has […]

December 21, 2020 Blog Post
Congressional Leaders Unveil Year-End COVID-19 Relief Package with $10 Billion for Child Care

WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate released the final details of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, which includes $10 billion in funding […]

December 18, 2020 Blog Post
New Survey Shows Child Care Providers Will Struggle To Stay Open Without Significant Relief

A new national survey of more than 6,000 child care providers conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) found that many of them will not […]

December 08, 2020 Blog Post
New Chamber Data Shows Impact of Child Care Challenges on American Employers

Building on previous research, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released new data outlining the pandemic’s continued pressure on working parents and employers.  The survey, conducted in September and October, found […]

December 08, 2020 Blog Post
Tell Congress: Don’t Short-Change Child Care

The “compromise” pandemic relief legislation under consideration in Congress includes only $10 billion in funding for child care — considerably less than any previous measure from Democrats or Republicans. If […]

November 24, 2020 Blog Post
With Dwindling Child Care Resources, Mothers Are Assuming Duties Of Care

“When the pandemic hit, it was largely mothers who took on the additional child care duties; became remote teachers; and, in large numbers, quit their jobs,” writes Claire Cain Miller […]

November 16, 2020 Blog Post
New Research Shows Gap Between Need And Access To Child Care In 25 States

Child care supply does not match the potential child care need, a recent Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) study of 25 states found. Based on state-level child care data from each […]

November 12, 2020 Blog Post
New Analysis Highlights Unsustainable State Of Child Care Due To Low Enrollment And Increased Operating Costs

A new column from the Center for American Progress (CAP) demonstrates that child care providers are struggling financially as they continue operating on reduced revenues and increased costs. Based on […]

October 07, 2020 Blog Post
States Seek Further Relief For Child Care As They Deplete CARES Act Dollars

The CARES Act provided states with critical funding to support child care providers and working families through the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but funds have run out in […]