What Parents Are Doing

two kidsEnsuring quality, affordable child care and early learning is vital to our state’s economic recovery and to our children’s future success in school and life.

Rhode Island parents are working together with child care providers to win a voice to help improve our state’s child care program and fix issues such as:
•    Many parents have trouble affording child care because our state’s child care assistance eligibility limits are the lowest in New England. A small raise or a few hours of overtime can mean that we suddenly lose all help paying for child care.
•    Families need a flexible system that reflects the realities of our economy — but parents who work part-time or are enrolled in education or job training programs have trouble qualifying for child care assistance.
•    Many employers need workers during evenings and weekends — and while the flexibility of family child care programs can support this demand, the number of licensed family child care providers has been cut in half since 2006.

That is why parents, family child care providers, and allies who care about the future of child care in RI, are working together to pass a new law to give parents and child care providers an expanded role in strengthening our state’s child care program so that we can ensure quality affordable child care and early learning for our children.

Let’s stand together for quality, affordable care for our children!
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