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Please join NCTE in supporting the Child Care for Working Families Act. 

On Thursday, September 14, Sen. Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member for the House Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CWFA). The CWFA would create a child care and early learning system that provides high-quality, affordable child care and access to quality preschool programs to prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond. NCTE provided input to the development of the legislation to ensure early literacy is included as part of state-designed early learning standards.


The CWFA encompasses high-quality early literacy skill development and family literacy services. This would particularly benefit families relying on Child Care Development Block Grants including English learners and children with disabilities. Additionally, the legislation ensures that no family trying to live earning under 150 percent of the state median income pays more than 7 percent of their total income on child care. The CWFA also improves compensation for early childhood education teachers and provides necessary training and preparation for teachers to ensure all child care providers offer high-quality care.


For more information regarding NCTE’s support of the CWFA, visit our letter of support and press release.


Learn more about NCTE’s views on early childhood education.


Action Alert: Please Join NCTE in supporting early literacy and culturally relevant pedagogy as part of state-designed early childhood education.

ISSUE: The Child Care for Working Families Act (CWFA) provides equitable access to learning opportunities and fairer environments for learning. The CWFA focuses on literacy as one of the key components in state-designed child care and early education programs.

Background: NCTE supports the CWFA.


What you can do:

Email or call your Representative and Senators!

  • Tell them to support and cosponsor the Child Care for Working Families Act
  • Tell them you support all early childhood education programs
  • Tell them you support all programs that promote access to high-quality literacy, especially for young children including English learners and others at-risk of acquiring language and literacy skills.

Thank you!

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