Monday, September 13, 2021
Casey Visit Promotes Child Care, Early Learning
Blogger's Note: The following photo and statement were submitted by the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.
"My legislative proposal to set all American children up to succeed, the Five Freedoms for America’s Children, includes the Freedom To Learn," said Casey.
"This proposal recommends an additional annual investment of $7 billion to expand affordable child care and early learning programs, an additional investment of $18 billion annually to ensure that Head Start can cover all eligible 3–5 year old children and a substantial, permanent expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit which will cover up to half the cost of child care for working families," Casey said.
"Affordable, high-quality child care helps give children the early learning experiences they need to succeed in school and enables parents to work so they can support their families,” said Casey.