Child Care Budget Release Event

Over the past four years, Mayor Fenty has cut $22 million from the child care budget that supports working parents and their children. On April 1, Fenty will release his budget for 2011 and it promises to be more of the same…

But join us next week when the Parents and Providers’ Alliance for Child Care announces OUR Child Care Budget to tell the Mayor and Council what WE need to ensure high-quality child care for DC’s children and families. COME OUT AND TELL THEM THIS IS THE WRONG TIME FOR CUTS! Our children need MORE not less!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

10:00 AM

Steps of the Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

At this event, PPACC members – both parents and child providers – will speak to the child care crisis in DC and how budget cuts over the past four years have affected families and child care providers. Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. will also speak.

Remember, the facts all say the same thing: High-quality child care in DC is what’s right for EVERYONE. $1 invested in young children returns more than $10 before they reach adulthood. It means they’re more likely to be prepared for school, to graduate from high school, go on to college, and maintain employment – and less likely to be arrested during adolescence. Child care means parents can maintain their employment, receive job training, and raise their incomes.

What’s more, DC’s elected officials say they “look out for small business.” Well, community-based child care providers ARE DC small businesses, many family-owned for decades. Without more funding, they will be forced to close their doors – as many have already – leaving staff unemployed and families without the support they need to maintain their employment and provide the best education for their children.

Come hear PPACC members demand the right choices for DC’s child care program and come support DC’s children!

Child Care Budget Release Event

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

10:00 AM

Steps of the Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

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