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@HughesShera @billy_peacock @ewarren Childless citizens will end up paying for it one way or another - either proactively with #universalchildcare or to cover the loss that comes from its absence - decreased productivity & economic (& tax) contributions of the parents probably covers it alone, but there’s also the
@HughesShera @billy_peacock @ewarren collateral effects on the children who grow up without adequate childcare bc both their parents have to work to make ends meet - the likelihood of their success in school falls, the rate of criminality rises (so you pay by being less safe + $$ for the Justice & prison system) &
@HughesShera @billy_peacock @ewarren you lose out on these children reaching their full potential to contribute with innovation, skills, productivity & economic contributions. Health costs increase as well as the rate of financial stability declines.
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When my kids were little, I struggled to find good, reliable, and affordable child care. It felt like an impossible task then – and it still is for many families. That’s why I’m proposing a new plan for #UniversalChildCare.
My plan for #UniversalChildCare would build off the success of Head Start to create a network of high-quality child care options. Federal funding would guarantee every family has access to high-quality, affordable care for kids from birth to kindergarten.
In many states, child care is more expensive than in-state college tuition. Under my plan for #UniversalChildCare, child care would be free for nearly 9 million kids. And no family would pay more than 7% of their income for child care.
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1/17 @SenWarren released a thoughtful & ambitious proposal to create a system of universal early care & education in the U.S.…

Below I discuss the proposal itself as well as the big picture context motivating it.

2/17 The proposal (Universal Child Care Act) draws inspiration from the 1971 Comprehensive Child Development Act as well as the contemporary Head Start & U.S. DoD child care programs. It creates a network of federally-funded—but locally-administered—center- & home-based programs
3/17 As such, it is a serious attempt to deal with two long-standing problems in the child care market: the high cost of care experienced by many families and the low quality of services offered by far too many providers.

Evidence on the existence of both problems is abundant:
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