On December 3, 2009, President Barack Obama will convene a forum to brainstorm ideas on how to get more Americans back to work after the U.S. unemployment hit a record high of 10.2 percent. In addition, Congress is currently considering job creation and retention legislation. As these issues are debated, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) and Every Child Matters urge Congress to consider the needs of children as well, when considering measures to help spur the economy.
Washington, DC – Yesterday on the Dr. Phil show, America saw examples of how devastating bad quality child care can be for some children and their parents.
"Many of these child care tragedies occur because of weak child care regulations and a lack of funding to support even basic licensing, inspections, and training programs," says Linda Smith, Executive Director of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.