Pelosi heading to Massachusetts to talk about child care

Pelosi heading to Massachusetts to talk about child care
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 23, 2019 file photo, Nancy Pelosi attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. U.S. House Speaker Pelosi is heading to Massachusetts to talk about child care. The California Democrat will tour the Eliot-Pearson Children's School at Tufts University in Medford on Friday, May 3, 2019, and hear about the school's approach to early childhood education research. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading to Massachusetts to talk about child care.

The California Democrat will tour the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School at Tufts University in Medford on Friday and hear about the school’s approach to early childhood education research.

House Democrats argue that what they describe as quality, affordable child care is as important to the economy as roads and bridges.

U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark, Lori Trahan and Ayanna Pressley, all Massachusetts Democrats, will join Pelosi to meet with early education advocates and discuss the need for affordable child care and policies aimed at increasing child care accessibility.

The Eliot-Pearson Children’s School serves as a demonstration facility, providing a training and observation site for new and experienced teachers and a research facility for faculty and supervised students.