Public Policy and Advocacy Updates
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Upcoming Bills / Legislation
President Biden's Budget: $470 Billion for Early Childhood Education
● In June, President Biden released his proposal for an FY22 budget that would invest $470 billion in child care and early learning to create a permanent pathway toward a more equitable, sustainable, and comprehensive early childhood education system.
● By including annual increases for child care and Head Start as well as $225 billion for child care, $220 billion for mixed-delivery pre-k, and $25 billion for child care facilities, and also prioritizing major supports from paid leave to free community college, this powerful budget, if enacted, would ensure that families can afford quality child care that meets their needs and preferences, while supporting early childhood educators across states and settings to be well-prepared and well-compensated for the skilled, valuable, and essential work they do each day.
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