Updated: Aug 7, 2020
We are honored to work with the amazing individuals that provide early childhood education each day. During these unprecedented times, federal support is desperately needed to ensure the continued viability of child care in the United States. Unlike other sectors - Head Start, public schools, universities - child care has been providing in-person care for our youngest and most vulnerable since the onset of the pandemic. Putting their own health at risk - so that front line medical providers can continue to provide care to their communities, child care providers now desperately need financial aid. New limitations on ratios, increased costs associated with cleaning, personal protective equipment, and supplies - and with decreased enrollment - child care is on the brink of collapse.
We firmly stand with child care and encourage Congress to provide $50 billion in funding to help the viability of child-serving programs in the United States.
Together with many other child-serving organizations, the Institute for Childhood Preparedness has asked Congress to act now on this vital issue.