Sanders reveals plan for government-funded child care, pre-K

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 24th, 2020 1:34 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing government-funded child care and pre-K programs, his campaign announced on Monday.

The plan, which would be funded by his proposed wealth tax, would guarantee every child in America free full-day child care from infancy through age 3. It also includes free full-day pre-K starting at age 3.

Sanders' campaign said the care would be available for all Americans, regardless of income.

Sanders' proposed wealth tax would impose a one percent tax on households with net worths more than $32 million. The proposal increases to a tax of eight percent on net worths more than $10.1 billion.

The child care plan also calls for lawmakers to pass the Universal School Meals Act, which would provide year-round free school meals to every child in child care and pre-K.


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