Weiland details 'game-changer' early childhood measures in reconciliation bill

October 4, 2021 The Detroit News

Within the Congressional reconciliation bill, Democrats are hoping to pass a child care plan that would cap costs of child care, implement a national, free pre-school program, and boost child care workers' wages. 

"We've documented (these problems) in different ways for decades, but just getting a willingness to put in the resources to build the comprehensive stable system hasn't been there," Christina Weiland, associate professor of education and public policy, said. "It would be a real game-changer for kids, families and teachers, because it would allow us to have the elements in place to build a high-quality system."