Since the pandemic started, Connecticut has lost 18 child care programs across the state. They are permanently closed, & unfortunately, more are expected to follow. What happens when parents try to return to work? Where will their children go? The child care industry is in a critical place – do lawmakers continue underfunding & undervaluing the system, or is it time to step up & invest? The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) predicts by the end of June 2021, only 18% of child care programs across the country expect to survive longer than one year, if something doesn’t change.
Contact your U.S. Senators & U.S. Reps.
What to say: Thank them for co-sponsoring the $50 billion Child Care is Essential Act and ask them to please speak to leadership about putting the $50 billion into the COVID Relief Package.