Following a weekend celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s relevant to talk about policies that can benefit Pennsylvania moms and their families. Affordable access to child care.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the nation’s child care system and revealed long-standing challenges and inequities in how working parents access care. President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan makes a bold investment of nearly $40 billion to help states address this child care crisis. But how Pennsylvania chooses to invest its share of those funds is largely up to us, and we have both a moral and economic obligation to make child care work better for families and businesses and, therefore, the future of our economy.