Ten Governors including Gov. Roy Cooper made an appeal to the Congress last June to have More Federal Funding for Child Care as percentage of families with work disruption increased.
More Federal Funding for Child Care: “Quality child care makes it possible for parents to work”
A quote from the letter says “Quality child care makes it possible for parents to work”, if there will be more federal funding for child care, young children will be given a strong foundation to learn and working families will be given with more options.
Based on the letters passed to the Congress asking for more federal funding for child care, the lack of options for child care had affected the economy can cost billions of dollars every year. The letter also asks the Congress to have more federal funding for 2024 to ensure working families to have quality child care.
The 10 Governors who supported the plea for More Federal Funding for Child Care are from North Carolina, Colorado, Hawaii, Wisconsin, New Mexico, New Jersey, Washington, Kansas, Rhode Island and Illinois.
In recent reports, up to 16% of Families with children under 6 years old had resigned for their jobs to take care of their children, higher than the normal average of about 13%. For this reason, the Governors were inspired to call for more federal funding for child care.
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Suggestion on the Plea to Have More Federal Funding for Child Care
The Governors laid out their suggestions to have more federal funding for child care by maximizing federal budgets from other programs like the American Rescue Plan Act, thus having more federal funding for f child care. It also encourages local government and the states to have more federal funding for child care.