Urge State Legislators to Increase Child Care Subsidy Rates
Across the state, parents face a shortage of quality child care, which has been made worse by the pandemic. A team of state legislators is finalizing the state budget now – and we’re asking them to increase the child care subsidy reimbursement rate.
Increasing the subsidy rate will let child care centers serve more children and families going back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want to learn more? Read NC Child’s fact sheet below or linked here.
1 Borom, G., Rockefeller Harris, L. Sirota, A.F., & McHugh, P. (2021). Equitably Financing Child Care for North Carolina Families: 2021 Update. Budget & Tax Center. Retrieved from https://www.ncjustice.org/publications/equitably-financing-child-care-for-north-carolina-families-2021-update/
2 Workman, S. & Hamm, K. (2020). 6 state strategies to improve child care policies during the pandemic and beyond. Center for American Progress. Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/early-childhood/reports/2020/10/29/492546/6-state-strategies-improve-child-care-policies-pandemic-beyond/#fn-492546-12