State, local effort needed to save child care

Local Opinion: By Penelope Jacks and Steve Lynn Special for the Arizona Daily Star | August 9, 2020

Virtually everybody agrees on the value of high-quality early education as a preparation for success in kindergarten. High-quality early childhood experiences mean that a child is more likely to succeed in school and in life. And that means not only better lives for these future adults, but significant savings for taxpayers.

In the current pandemic environment, the need for high-quality early education is more crucial than ever, not only for the children, but for their parents and grandparents, for community health and for economic recovery. Front-line health and other essential personnel immediately need safe, high-quality care for their children in order to continue to work. Without child care, workers in every profession will be unable to return to employment and restarting our economy will be impossible.


Scroll to Top