Governors Are Calling for Investments in Child Care and Education

In a recent report, the Center for American Progress (CAP) tracked governors who called for investments
in child care and early education in their 2024 state-of-the-state addresses. Their report shows the good
news—more than half of state governors highlighted child care or pre-kindergarten, proving it’s a crucial
and urgent issue on both sides of the aisle…with early childhood relevance only increasing across the
country. CAP’s report also shows which aspects governors are prioritizing—from the price of childcare to
childcare deserts to workforce compensation. Now, advocates have the opportunity to capitalize on this
moment by taking action to ensure early care and education is more accessible and affordable for more

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