Crucial groundwork is laid for the workforce of today and tomorrow through the child care subsidy program. This program provides child care assistance so families can attend work or school. We have worked consistently over the years to support policy improvements to program eligibility and to tie public investment to quality efforts. We have also successfully defended against repeated attempts to curb access and funding to the program. In 2017, we worked with providers and key lawmakers to mitigate a budget cut targeting the cared care subsidy program.