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Biden’s vision for a rejuvenated child care system is about to hit a wall

The emergency funding, approved early in Biden’s presidency, helped 80 percent of providers nationwide pay down debts and hold onto employees, averting a wave of program closures and child care shortages.

Now, though, that financial support is coming to an end. The White House signaled earlier this month it wouldn’t prioritize the child care program in a year-end funding fight. That’s frustrated advocates who have sought up to $16 billion in replacement money. And with little prospect of Congress creating a new backstop on its own, many Democratic lawmakers and allies warn the…

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