Federal Commitment to Early Care & Education
NCFN Recommendations to the Incoming Biden-Harris Administration
The National Children's Facilities Network (NCFN), is a coalition of 26 stakeholders including Build Up SMC dedicated to helping providers develop high quality learning environments and sustainable business models.

Child Care Aware of America:
What Biden's American Rescue Plan Could Mean for Child Care
Earlier this month, President Biden announced the details of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan. The proposal provides emergency relief to families and businesses during the economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic... This plan builds upon the pandemic relief package Congress passed in December. That package included $10 billion dedicated for child care a critical down payment on what is needed for the child care system to survive the pandemic.
January 27, 2021
Words on the Workforce:
Early Care and Education Is In Crisis; Biden Can Intervene
President Joe Biden’s plan for a 21st-century caregiving and education workforce is ambitious, particularly as it applies to its early care and education component. As proposed, the plan would represent an advance for America’s early care and education (ECE) system, which has long been characterized by severe underfunding, inequitable access for children and families, and the abhorrent treatment of the workers (mostly women) who care for and educate the nation’s children. Yet, these efforts must be even bolder.
January 20, 2021
Build Up California
Policy Roundtable: CA Master Plan for Early Learning and Care
Facilities Data & Recommendations
Our partners at Build Up California have been advocating for more investments in Early Learning and Care Facilities across the state! Learn about their work below:

Watch Build Up CA's Policy Roundtable video above or online via YouTube.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Through early education initiatives, the Center for Education and Workforce explores the critical role of early childhood education and care as an entry point to readiness, strengthening the current and future workforce, wherever possible enabling business to lead the way towards change.

Childcare is key to solving this two-generation workforce challenge.
As always, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Build Up Team