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Mon Feb 7, 2022, 01:14 PM

Child Care Providers Push For State Funding

A coalition of state child care providers are working towards a bill that would make childcare more affordable by ensuring that parents pay no more than 7% of their annual income on care.

That statewide effort follows a similar attempt at the federal level, which failed last month when Virginia Senator Joe Machin said he wouldn’t support the omnibus “Build Back Better” legislation.

Now, a group of over 400 educators came together to ask the state to put forth the funds necessary to improve the system. This funding would ensure livable wages for educators, provide supplies for early education centers, and allow for subsidized tuition to parents.

“It is clear to everybody that the system is broken,” Merrill Gay, executive director of the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, said.

Read more: https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2022/02/07/child-care-providers-push-for-state-funding/

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