While CLASP applauds the passage of the FY2023 omnibus spending package with increased investments in key child care and early education programs, it leaves out other crucial investments in programs that also support families with low incomes.
The pervasive, persistent, and racist inequities within the banking system for Black communities created barriers to establishing the kinds of banking relationships necessary to access those loans, making them virtually inaccessible.
While the passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022 is a strong step forward by temporarily eliminating resource inequities, policymakers should reassess how to target these funds to meet the nutritional needs of children in early education settings.
On September 30, Tiffany Ferrette will speak on a Care Economy panel at the EARNCon conference in Cleveland, OH. Tiffany will discuss national and state trends focusing on child care as part of the larger care economy and how investments in child care and early…
In this letter to the editor, Indivar Dutta-Gupta urges Congress to "to invest in child-care and home care to transform care jobs into family-sustaining jobs, while establishing a national paid-leave program to help more working people care for their loved ones."