Thank you for taking the pledge
Parents in the US are far less happy than in any other developed country in the world, and research shows lack of support for new parents is the main culprit -- including a lack of access to safe, quality, affordable childcare.
We need more support for quality, safe and affordable childcare. Child care in the US is so expensive that it often equals or rivals the salary of one parent -- forcing tough choices to keep kids safe, nurtured and educated.
We pay people as much to watch our cars (as parking lot attendants) as to watch our kids. The people providing care for our kids are working hard at one of the most important jobs in the world, and still struggling - living paycheck to paycheck.
We support making sure that no family pays more than 10% of their income for flexible, high quality child care options and ensuring a living wage for the early care workforce.
Key facts: The U.S. has the third-highest child care costs for families among developed countries; the U.S. spends less money than other countries helping families afford child care.