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What is the American Families Plan?

President Biden recently announced the American Families Plan, a $1.8 trillion investment in children and families over the next 10 years. Together with the American Jobs Plan and American Rescue Plan, the American Families Plan is set to help families recover from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and existing gaps across our…

Food Program News: Latest Waivers from USDA Provide More Support for Family Child Care Programs

Throughout the pandemic, USDA has been issuing flexibilities for operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through what they call COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers. These flexibilities are intended to ensure children in CACFP-participating programs are still able to access nutritious meals during these difficult times. On April 20, 2021, USDA issued another set of…

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In Your Own Words

On Wednesday, April 21, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is hosting a hearing called “In Their Own Words: Paid Leave, Child Care, and an Economy that Failed Women.” The hearing will feature testimony from five mothers – and one of them, Rebecca, is a family child care educator in New York. They will…