The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on child care and early learning issues and the 2012 campaign trail.
Child care advocates agreed that they have to be more aggressive in making sure presidential candidates discuss child care and early learning issues in depth while campaigning. The advocates also talked about the difficulty parents have finding quality child care that they can afford.
Speakers included: National Women's Law Center Leadership and Public Policy Director Helen Blank, Chairman of the ReadyNation Advisory Board and Invest in Kids Working Group Robert Dugger, Child Care Aware® of America Chief of Policy and Evaluation Grace Reef, Office of Senator Richard Burr Legislative Assistant Christopher Toppings and New America Foundation Early Education Initiative Director Lisa Guernsey
New America Foundation Workforce and Family Program Director David Gray moderated the discussion.