Child Care

Quality child care is essential for young children’s safety, health, and development. And parents cannot work without confidence that their children are well cared-for during the work day. But today, federal investments fall well short of the need. In fact, more than 40 percent of infants and toddlers are in substandard child care environments. First Focus is working for stronger federal policy to improve both child care quality and affordability.

Resources


Congress Must Act Quickly to Pass Additional Relief for Struggling Children and Families

| August 10, 2020 |

Given recent spikes in COVID-19 caseloads, an economic crisis that continues to deepen, and an upcoming school year faced with daunting challenges, it is


Letter: We must ensure that this historic public health pandemic does not threaten our children’s future

| August 10, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Statement: Child care bills help industry; Funding must be included in the next COVID-19 relief package

| July 29, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children applauds today’s House passage of two critical and complementary child care bills, but the good work will mean nothing


Statement: Today’s introduction of the Child Care is Essential Act

| May 27, 2020 |

In response to introduction of the Child Care Is Essential Act in the House and the Senate, Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus Campaign


Letter: Correct the Inequities in COVID-19 Response

| April 20, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Kids & COVID-19: Resource Hub

| April 16, 2020 |

The impact on children from COVID-19 is immense. It is also variable and complicated. Every facet of the lives of children and families are


Statement: Senate package good first step for kids but children need more robust measures

| March 26, 2020 |

We commend Senate lawmakers’ unanimous passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency bill, and even more, for using it to offer relief to America’s


Letter: Prioritize the well-being of children as you respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

| March 20, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses, urging them to prioritize the well-being of children in


Statement: Congress’s coronavirus response is a good first step, but bigger, bolder measures are needed

| March 18, 2020 |

We applaud Congress for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, providing families and children with increased food and nutrition assistance, supplemental state funding


First Focus Campaign for Children identifies 120 lawmakers who prioritize children

| March 12, 2020 |

In 2019, nearly one-in-six of our nation’s children lived in poverty. The number of kids without health insurance rose to more than 4 million,