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WATCH THIS VIDEO: Invest in Child Care: Something Has to Change

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Here’s the 2-minute video: Invest In Child Care: Something Has to Change

Every day, early educators across the country are setting future generations up with the foundation needed to build a healthy, successful life. This work is essential to our families, our economy, and our future. Yet only 1 in every 6 low-income eligible children receive the assistance they need to access quality care. The Child Care and Development Block Grant is critical to helping more families afford child care and boost payments to child care providers, whose numbers have dwindled over time. Families and children benefit when they have access to affordable, quality care in which parents can trust that their children are safe, loved, and learning. Moreover, the early childhood professionals who are caring for and educating this next generation—while often raising children of their own—benefit when they are able to invest in our children without sacrificing their own future.

The video was created by the Center for American Progress in partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

A preschooler's drawing of her family.

A preschooler’s drawing of her family.

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