Take a stand for families
“I can’t believe how much child care costs.” Chances are, you’ve heard this from a parent, or said it yourself.
Early care and education are critical for a child’s developing brain. Reliable, flexible child care options are essential for working parents trying to make ends meet. But they are out of reach for too many families.
Child care costs more than rent in all 50 states, and it costs more than college tuition in most states. Only a third of preschool-aged children are enrolled in public preschool programs.
All families should have access to high-quality, affordable early care and education options. Research shows that early learning improves children’s outcomes in school and throughout their lives. Ensuring equal access to high-quality child care and pre-k education helps to close the opportunity gap facing America’s kids.
That’s why Every Child Matters has joined a dozen other organizations in a combined effort to make children and families a priority in the 2016 election.
We are calling on the presidential candidates to show their support for high-quality child care and preschool for all when they face off at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 26.
Thank you for being part of the movement.