American families are struggling with the high costs of childcare. Parents across the country are struggling to afford one of the most significant expenses in their family budget – childcare! You never really understand this until you have a child of your own and you are writing the checks or figuring out the numbers to see if it makes sense for you or your spouse to stay home full time to provide that care. If you have twins like us, there are no Buy One, Get One Free deals out there, or least not that I have found.
Over the past decade, the childcare affordability story remains unchanged – in many homes across the country, child care costs exceed the cost of housing, college tuition, transportation, or food with more than 20% of American families going into debt to pay for childcare and preschool.
It’s time to stand up and demand change. Sign the petition
Childcare affordability should be a central piece of legislation for policymakers pursuing an inclusive growth strategy for the American economy as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic—one that generates short-term as well as long-term economic benefits. Parents across the country were scrambling for quality, affordable childcare before the pandemic hit, and now that fragile childcare ecosystem will become significantly more strained, making it far more challenging to find the care they are looking for.
The current situation can be very stressful for families. It is vital that we all continue to focus on what we can do to protect and support our family, friends, and community. Part of that is speaking up now to ensure that our political leaders know that access to affordable, high-quality childcare is an issue that needs to be addressed.
It’s time politicians cared as much as parents do. Let’s change that by working with CareForAllChildren to make affordable childcare a platform issue in the upcoming Presidential campaign.
By adding your signature you are advocating for the importance of accessible, affordable, quality child care in America.
This is a sponsored post by Care For All Children. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.