Build Back Better passed in the House and now it's the Senate's turn: Child care facts
New Resources from CLASP
Build Back Better (BBB) passed in the House of Representatives with historic investments in child care. It's an exciting moment in time but there is more work to be done to ensure Congress knows the needed investments in the system to make it "more sustainable and equitable" (CLASP). Having said that, there is a lot going on within the legislation and it can get confusing. National organizations have been providing fact sheets, videos and webinars. The latest is from CLASP.
For additional information check out: NAFCC provides comprehensive (and easy to read!) FAQ about BBB, BBB - Child Care and Child Nutrition, National Head Start Association BBB Resources, Afterschool Snack breakdown of BBB (Afterschool Alliance) and First Five Years Fund
Take Action Opportunities
First Five Years Fund has several take action ideas and resources on their take action page
Parent Voices CA created Build Back Better coloring pages in English and Spanish for a fun holiday activity. Print them out, color them with your friends and family (or by yourself!). We'll use the artwork to push the Senate to pass Build Back Better.
Child Care Aware of America has an advocacy toolkit as well as resources by state
NHSA email form to Congress to invest in BBB
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