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Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) combines the best ideas from both political parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy. BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, originally led by Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) under the leadership of Linda Smith, continues to create a more comprehensive and sustained approach to improving the quality of care for young children.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

  • Amplify the role of the faith-based community in child care through BPC’s communications channels. Publish a report on the faith-based community’s opportunities to support early childhood, inclusive of policy recommendations. Information gathered through interviews with leaders of national faith-based organizations and community representatives will serve as the foundation of the report.
  • Incorporate the perspective of the faith community into the Future of Working Families Task Force to launch in fall 2021. The Task Force will coalesce around the ECI’s multiple work strands, including work with the faith community, that seeks to identify a solution for child care in this country. To achieve this goal, it will convene the Task Force and incorporate findings to support recommendations and strategies that increase access to child care for all families.
  • Support state leaders to better understand and influence the intersection between state and federal early care and education policy and related opportunities. Provide TA as requested by organizations in Virginia, Wisconsin, Maine, Wyoming, Missouri, and Idaho, as well as support the Alliance’s National Issues>State Action initiative through presentations and shared resources.