What will the American Rescue Plan mean for North Carolina child care?

By Liz Bell

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The federal government is providing these funds through two streams. The first, which includes $805 million for the state, is aimed at stabilizing child care providers. These funds should help child care providers who were not eligible for previous grants through Child Care and Development Block Grant funds, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy. The money can be used to help providers open or reopen their doors, pay employees, and provide mental health supports for educators and children, reads a White House statement.

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