Recent Updates

July 22, 2020 Blog Post
Bipartisan Congressional Briefing Reinforces Undeniable Need for Dedicated Child Care Relief

This week, Child Care Relief hosted a virtual briefing on the critical need for Congress to include a child care stabilization fund in the next economic stimulus package. In case […]

July 22, 2020 Blog Post
U.S. Chamber Foundation and Save The Children Action Network Call For Long Overdue Support For America’s Child Care System

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, Mark K. Shriver, president of the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), and Cheryl Oldham, vice president of Education Policy at the […]

July 22, 2020 Blog Post
Bank Street College of Education Shares Possible Solutions for a More Equitable Child Care System

A blog post authored by Bank Street College of Education recommends immediate steps and long-term solutions that states can adopt to make early care and education systems more equitable. Citing […]

July 22, 2020 Blog Post
Coalition Of 22 State Attorneys General Call for Federal Child Care Relief

In a letter sent to Senate Leadership last week, 22 attorneys general urged lawmakers to increase child care funding in the next stimulus package. The signers of the letter represent […]

July 21, 2020 Press
POLL: Voters Overwhelmingly See Child Care Relief as Indispensable to America’s Economic Recovery

The results of a new bipartisan poll commissioned by the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and Center for American Progress (CAP) show overwhelming demand among voters across the country for Congress to […]

July 20, 2020 Blog Post
New Data Shows Less than 6% of Child Care Market Received PPP Funds

A new analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) found that less than than 6% of the overall child care market, comprised of 670,000 businesses that employ 1.5 million workers, […]

July 15, 2020 Blog Post
New Survey of Child Care Providers Paints Grim Picture Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has released the findings of a new survey of over 5,000 child care providers across the country. The COVID-19 crisis […]

July 15, 2020 Blog Post
Sens. Ernst, Alexander Unveil Bill to Support Child Care Providers, Working Families Amid COVID-19 Crisis

This week, Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), unveiled the Back to Work Child Care Grants […]

July 09, 2020 Blog Post
JULY 14: Join us for a Bipartisan Congressional Briefing on the Child Care Crisis

As the COVID-19 health and economic crisis continues to devastate communities across the country, few industries are at such great risk of collapsing as child care. Experts predict the pandemic […]

July 02, 2020 Blog Post
New Analysis: Parents of Color Struggle Most During COVID-19 Crisis to Access, Afford Child Care

This week, the Center for American Progress released sobering new analysis of the child care industry that found decades of occupational and residential segregation have left communities of color at […]