Former HUD Secretary Castro speaks on his plan to provide universal child care.

At an event at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA on May 7th, children’s advocate Emilee Harris asked former HUD Secretary Castro what he plans to do as president to make sure that all families across America can afford and access child care for their children.

In his answer, Castro leads with his kids and families policy roll-out, which includes universal childcare. He talks about how expensive child care has become, noting the experiences he had finding child care in DC, which could cost upwards of $20,000 a year. Across the country, he recognizes that child care can cost a family as much as one year of tuition at a public university.

To hear Secretary Castro’s full answer on solving the child care affordability crisis, watch the video below.

The Children’s Policy Coalition is calling on every presidential candidate to address the issues affecting children and families. Candidate responses are shared here for informational purposes only. The Children’s Policy Coalition does not endorse candidates or parties. We’re caucusing for kids!

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