Stories tagged: "child care"


Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

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Without Systemic Change, Child Care Advocates Say One-Off Aid Packages Won’t Help Fix The Industry

Investing in early childhood would benefit struggling parents, cash-strapped providers, and reduce crime and other troubles in the future. For years, child care providers have struggled to balance the high cost of providing care with what parents can afford to pay, resulting in low salaries and high turnover. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn...

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Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.

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How Biden Plans to Help Parents Find Affordable Child Care That Fits Their Needs

By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.

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Biden Has Detailed Plans That Could Help Women in America. Trump Has Nothing.

How the two campaigns differ on health policy, plans for child care, and violence against women.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Releases $775 Billion Plan to ‘Ease the Squeeze’ on the Caregiving Crisis

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee unveiled the third part of his economic recovery program, which includes expanding care for children, elderly Americans, and people living with disabilities.