While fewer children are cared for in in-home and family child care (FCC) than in child care centers, FCC is an important part of the early care and learning landscape.
In addition to allowing individuals to more fully participate in an increasingly global economy, bilingualism has been shown to have cognitive benefits.
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller, wrote to congressional leaders thanking them for prioritizing significant additional funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant.
We must stop expecting the way we offered, and paid for, child care in the past to suffice for the realities of today.
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five.
Despite broad consensus on the importance of this time in a child’s life, we continue to debate how to best support parents so they can provide caring and enriching environments for their children
Santorum and Miller to Congressional Leaders: Keep In Mind The Needs of Families With Young Children
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Rep. George Miller and former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote to congressional leadership encouraging them to keep in mind the needs of families with young children.
In the ongoing debate over how to best allocate scarce federal resources, it is important to assess the state of public investment in young children and to ask whether current investments reflect the critical importance of the early childhood years.
At a time of unprecedented political division and discord, the simple proposition that everyone benefits when America’s children start life with a fair shot at success ought — still — to be an idea that unites us all.