Estimated $1 Billion For California Child Care In Federal Coronavirus Relief Package
By Mariana Dale
The coronavirus relief package President Donald Trump signed into law Sunday night includes $10 billion for child care programs. California’s cut is slightly more than $1 billion.
“It is far less support than we think the system actually needs,” said Kate Gallagher Robbins, director of child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington, D.C. “But for providers who are currently putting expenses on their personal credit cards, for families who can’t afford to pay for child care that they need, it’s hugely important.”
“This is a moment for advocates, for parents to providers, [to] reach out to your state agencies,” Robbins said. “Tell them what you need.”