With many families across the United States struggling to afford child care supports, Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday announced her plan to guarantee high-quality care and early education for every child, from birth to school age.
The Massachusetts senator, who is seeking a Democratic 2020 White House bid, laid out her campaign’s vision for transforming child care from “a privilege for the wealthy to a right for every child in America” through new federal funding investments and partnerships with local providers.
Warren argued that such a “transformative change” is needed to not only help families and children reach their full potential, but “to make the American economy work for everyone.”
“My Universal Child Care and Early Learning program is a win-win-win: it’s great for parents, for kids, and for the economy,” she said in an article posted on Medium. “Parents get the security of knowing there are affordable and instructional child care options for their children. … Kids get high-quality early learning opportunities that put them on track to fulfill their potential. … And the economy gets a huge boost.”