Senate bill improves access, boosts workforce

In response to today’s introduction of the Building Child Care for a Better Future Act, First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement:

“Child care is fundamental U.S. infrastructure, as important to the people and the economy of this nation as roads, power, water and internet. First Focus Campaign for Children is celebrating Children’s Week and we are pleased to support this timely bill from Senators Wyden and Warren, long-standing Champions for Children. The Building Child Care for a Better Future Act provides new, permanent funding that would improve access, quality, and supply in child care, especially in high-need areas, and would significantly boost one of the system’s most important components: Its workforce.”

First Focus Campaign for Children is a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions.