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ChildCare_Comic_Covid_Page_08

THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN IT SEEMED CONGRESS WOULD FIX OUR BROKEN CHILD CARE SYSTEM. Such attention helped catapult child care funding in President Biden’s Build Back Better package – which includes $400 billion to support child care and early education: raising wages of child care workers, increasing subsidies for families, shoring up struggling day care centers and expanding eligibility. BUT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. A drawing of a toddler playing with building blocks, then a drawing of a “partisan gridlock” bulldozer smashing all the blocks to the ground.

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