Child care is essential to the economy, allowing parents to enter the workforce and providers to support both their businesses and families. COVID-19 has had a profound impact on child care, and underscored the importance for a greater investment in issues of access and affordability as part of state recovery efforts.
The Michigan League for Public Policy is a nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to economic opportunity for all using a racial equity lens. MLPP takes a comprehensive approach to addressing poverty by analyzing the impact of state and federal budgets and policies on residents with low incomes and works to empower and strengthen families with young children by advocating for economic opportunities for all. Here to discuss is Parker James, Kids County Policy Analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. To learn more, visit www.mlpp.org