Tell Congress to support child care in Kansas
Congress can ensure that the nation’s workforce has the child care it needs to get back to work next week, next month, and next year. But only if you speak out today.
The problem is enormous. Many families have seen their incomes drop, which means they need assistance to pay for child care. Early education providers are facing difficult decisions about opening or closing, all the while struggling to cover costs.
Without extra help, 40 percent of providers surveyed will close permanently, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Tell your legislators in the Senate and House to support child care.
The next pandemic relief package is being worked out in the U.S. Senate right now. The U.S. House will be voting on a child care bill Monday. If we address these emergency needs, we can help caregivers get back to work and support our vital child care sector.
Let’s tackle this problem head-on to prevent ripple effects that could hurt families and the U.S. economy for years.