MEDFORD, Mass. -- 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.