Comments on Access to High Quality Child Care

On December 2, 2019 CLASP submitted these comments to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in response to a request for information about increasing access to affordable, high-quality child care. It is of utmost importance that increasing access to high-quality child care be done in a meaningful and equitable way that includes significant, new public investment so that neither child care providers or parents carry the financial burden of quality care. We cannot expand access or raise quality without additional financial resources. Compromising children’s or early educators’ health and safety by loosening or eliminating regulations is not acceptable.