Posted on November 13, 2023
Tell Congress to prioritize children and families, ensuring child care funding as they make decisions on federal appropriations this week.
The federal COVID funding for child care that expired this September, kept the child care industry in business throughout the pandemic, allowing programs to continue to provide critical learning opportunities for our youngest children while enabling their parents to go to work.
Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration requested $16 billion from Congress in supplemental funding for child care. This funding would keep many child care programs from closing down, including programs in New Jersey.
New Jersey’s Members of Congress have a lot on their plates as they take action on our federal appropriations, so we must ensure that child care remains a top priority for Congress. Congress has until this Friday to take action on federal appropriations to prevent a government shutdown. So we need you to ACT NOW.