Child Care Quality Matters Just As Much As Affordability, But Trump’s Plan Ignores It

during his election campaign meant to address the struggle of working parents through the creation of a federal child care policy. The plan itself has drawn criticism for unfairly benefitting already-wealthy parents, thanks to its focus on offering tax deductions, but even if it were to provide financial relief to all families, the reality is that it would still be missing the mark. That’s because, while cost is certainly a major obstacle for most parents, child care quality matters just as much as affordability. While a tax deduction might be a nice benefit to some parents’ pocketbooks, it still won’t really do a whole lot to actual enrich their children’s early childhood care.

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