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The Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA)


 In every region of the country, there are far too many families that do not have access to affordable and high-quality child care. The high price of child care is often the largest household expense for families and has forced many parents, especially women, to leave the workforce. The Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA) would help ensure access to high-quality, affordable child care for millions of families, and would expand federal financial investment in child care which currently does not meet existing needs. This piece of legislation would lower the cost of child care for families and make care more affordable for those who are most vulnerable. In addition, this legislation would invest in the supply of child care, ensuring that quality is improved, care is available during nonstandard hours, and more slots are available in high-quality preschool programs, for infants and toddlers and in Head Start programs. Finally, the legislation would support the early childhood education workforce by improving compensation for early childhood educators. (author abstract)

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United States

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