The future prosperity of Washington depends on our ability to support our next generation. Unfortunately many families live in what’s known as a “child care desert,” without access to affordable, high-quality child care.
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Today, 61 percent of Alaskans currently reside in what’s known as a “child care desert.” The Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act would provide competitive grants to states like Alaska to support the education, training or retention of the child care workforce.
All kids deserve an equal chance to succeed. Investing in them means investing in Vermont’s economy and its future. The potential to forge compromise and achieve meaningful progress this legislative session is real. The time to act is now.
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson and Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduce a bill to address the shortage of affordable child care in rural areas. The bill has the approval of Save the Children Action Network and Minnesota’s Human Services Commissioner.
In our politically polarized world, we should be encouraged when policy progress is made for kids. And that is exactly what is happening in states across the country, where Republican and Democratic governors are implementing policies to increase access to high-quality early education and child care.
We know that investing in high-quality early childhood education is one of the most effective ways to break the pervasive cycle of child poverty and ensure equal opportunity for all families in America. We call upon our nation’s leaders to commit to ending child poverty.
The CEO of the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), Mark Kennedy Shriver, and longtime child advocate and actor Jennifer Garner commended the tripartisan focus in Vermont on increasing access to high-quality, affordable child care for all families who need it.
Home visiting has been proven to have a long-lasting, positive impact on the lives of kids. We have an opportunity to strengthen voluntary home visiting programs in Tennessee right now, but we need the legislature to approve it.
The Hollywood star read to pre-schoolers and praised Vermont lawmakers for their tri-partisan approach to early childhood learning.