Child care costs far outpace wages, but dependent care tax credit stuck at 2001 rate
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, child care costs have increased 214% since 1990, while the average family income has risen 143%.
Democrats push to extend child care grant program
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to extend funding for five years for a pandemic-era child care subsidy program set to expire at the end of the month. The legislation would extend the child care stabilization grant program, which Congress established in 2021 to help child care providers meet additional costs during the […]
Don’t send us flowers for Mother’s Day. Stabilize Pa.’s child care sector instead | Opinion
Policymakers need to find a way to pay these qualified educators a livable wage.
Pa. Rep. Deluzio presents federal funds for child care centers in Allegheny County
'High quality childcare and early education can make a huge difference in the life of any kid,' Deluzio said.
How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis
The efforts come as federal pandemic aid is set to end.