The $90 Billion Question: Do We Need Government-supplied Daycare?

In a recent article featured in The Washington Post, Danielle Paquette shares the findings of a new report from researchers at the Economic Policy Institute, which discusses the need for universal high-quality daycare nationally. The researchers argue that universal daycare would resolve the growing problem of the high cost of childcare for young families, as well as the low wages typical for child care providers, nationwide. Furthermore, the researchers hypothesize that high-quality universal daycare will result in a decrease in the achievement gap and an increase in the future earning potential of children enrolled in the program. Combined, these outcomes could result in a self-sustaining system. To read the article, visit