Under 3 DC

Jewish tradition teaches that all people have inherent dignity and equal value and that, in a just world, all people would have what the Torah calls dei machsoro, resources sufficient for their needs. Our Under 3 DC Working Group, as part of the Under 3 DC Coalition alongside DC Action, SPACEs in Action, DC Early Learning Collaborative, and more, works toward a city where all families — regardless of race, zip code, or economic status — have access to high-quality early childhood education and health supports, and childhood educators are paid fairly for the essential work that they do.

Even though DC has some of the highest costs for child care in our nation, many early childhood educators are not making a living wage. In 2021, JUFJ and our partners won a historic tax increase on high-income earners that will fund increased pay for early childhood educators. In 2022, we are working to ensure those funds get to the educators who deserve them, and to fully fund the Birth-to-Three For All DC Act that the DC Council passed in 2018.

Related Events

  • DC Councilmember Meeting: Christina Henderson

    February 7 | 5:45 pm8:00 pm

    Join JUFJers to meet virtually with Councilmember Christina Henderson. We will have a chance to share our legislative and budget priorities with her and to ask him about her own priorities for the DC Council in the upcoming year.

  • Under 3 DC Working Group: February Meeting

    February 9 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm

    If you want to work to ensure every child receives the high-quality, affordable care they deserve, join JUFJ’s Under 3 DC Working Group!

  • DC Councilmember Meeting: Chairman Phil Mendelson

    February 10 | 5:45 pm8:00 pm

    Join JUFJers to meet virtually with Chairman Phil Mendelson. We will have a chance to share our legislative and budget priorities with him and to ask him about his own priorities for the DC Council in the upcoming year.

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