child-care-costs

Child care costs far outpace wages, but dependent care tax credit stuck at 2001 rate

BY: - February 3, 2024

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

BY: and - September 13, 2023

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Don’t send us flowers for Mother’s Day. Stabilize Pa.’s child care sector instead | Opinion

BY: - May 11, 2023

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

BY: - April 12, 2023

'High quality childcare and early education can make a huge difference in the life of any kid,' Deluzio said.

Baby toddler early development. Wooden stack and count rainbow colors learning game. Child learn colors and numbers

How states are trying to ease the child care crunch | Analysis

BY: - March 27, 2023

The efforts come as federal pandemic aid is set to end.