Are we ready for some good news??? Given the focus on deficit reduction, it is good news that funding for child care in the federal budget was flat or even saw some increases. In general, President Obama has been more favorable towards child care and early intervention than any president in my memory (not counting Johnson, since I was only a year old when he created Head Start).
Check out this chart on Early Care and Education funding in the federal budget.
Here’s another breakdown, with links to an additional source.
Following the process of these funding proposals could be a viable policy analysis option (if your group still isn’t sure about a policy).