A Bipartisan Approach to Policy Solutions
This month, Washington DC’s Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released their Early-Learning-Facilities-Policy-Framework. Their framework outlines the following four principles to guide early learning and child care facilities investments throughout the country:
- “Early learning programs are critical to the health and success of local communities and the national economy. Every child deserves equal access to affordable, developmentally appropriate, high-performing early learning facilities.”
- “Early learning programs are an essential workforce support and an essential component of the workforce system. Investments in early care and learning facilities should be an element of federal, state, and local economic-development strategies.”
- “Home-based early learning programs and programs in other settings require infrastructure investments to address facility needs.”
- “Early learning facilities—and the policies that support them—should be flexible and adaptable to account for changes in the workplace, caregiving, and other systems that impact children and families.”
Learn more about the BPC’s assessment of the national need for early learning facilities investments and multi-sector, cross-cutting proposals for action on their website.