November 8, 2021

New Resource: Child Care & Pre-k in the Build Back Better Act

The Hunt Institute has released Child care and Pre-kindergarten in The Build Back Better Act: A Guide for Policymakerswhich condenses roughly 100 pages of pertinent Build Back Better Act bill language into six pages of question and answer-style summary.


Aspects of the $1.75 billion Build Back Better (BBB) Act spending proposal hold the potential to fundamentally transform America’s early care and education landscape – creating universal pre-k for three- and four-year-old children, expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care, and addressing the compensation needs of the early childhood workforce.

The guide highlights:

  • Child care and universal pre-k provisions and what it means for families;
  • child care support eligibility information for families and child care providers;
  • state quality rating systems for child care;
  • funding that will be made available to support child care and pre-k;
  • and more.

Based on the current working version of the House bill released October 28, 2021, the summary document will be updated regularly as the Act works its way through the legislative process.

Read the full guide for details.