How Policymaking Can Address Urgent Child Care Challenges and Opportunities in Texas

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2024-03

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Pedigo, Steven
Gilliam, Lance
Belk, Clara

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Texas continues to face a persistent challenge to provide accessible and high-quality child care at an affordable rate. As the state’s municipalities, philanthropic allies, private sector, and families address this challenge, child care is poised to become one of the paramount policy issues confronting the Texas Legislature when it convenes for the 89th session in January 2025. Supporting the care and early development of the state’s young children can benefit all Texans. And it will take agents from many facets—state and local government, community organizations, and child care advocates of all kinds—to make it happen.

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