ECEC Featured in Fortune Magazine!

ECEC is prominently featured in Fortune Magazine’s March 30th article, Child Care Workers Join Fast-Food Workers’ Fight for $15 an Hour. Executive Director, M.-A. Lucas and Rachel Demma, Policy Director provide critical perspective on the need for cushioning families from the burden of taking on increased program costs a wage increase would entail. Their comments also underscore that staffing costs for all programs—regardless of tax status—are the highest budget expense. Several strategies for offsetting increased program costs are also noted, including the President’s proposed expansion to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the Military Child Care Program’s success in scaling staff compensation. Read the full article here.