Families Scramble for Childcare Amid Staff Shortages, Declining Funding and 4-Day School Weeks



As Child Care Relief draws to a close, an extension was made at the end of last year to the Child Care and Development Fund – a separate fund also established by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

This addition provides roughly $892 million for the 2023-2024 fiscal year to put toward support for families with low income or little access to assistance to obtain affordable childcare arrangements, according to The Center for Law and Social Policy, a non-profit organization advocating for policy solutions for lower income individuals.

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