January 26, 2022

A diverse group of a teacher and 3 toddlers read a book
Jennifer Gioia

How can we improve early childhood education? Implement a permanent solution that uses public dollars to pay teachers more.

We’ve said it before. We need a way forward – a post-pandemic strategy to better compensate the child care workforce. This period of temporary increases in child care funding offers states an opportunity to provide a bridge for longer-term solutions. It is time to build the bridge between the pandemic-related supplemental federal funds for child care and the post-pandemic child care landscape upon which parents and employers will depend. Economic recovery and growth depend on it.

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