FY2018 Appropriations Bill Passed in Senate

March 23, 2018

U_S__Capitol_BuildingAt Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), we are thrilled that the FY2018 appropriations bill has passed in the Senate, which includes an increase of $2.37 billion in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This funding is critical in supporting systems professionals, providers, children and families across the nation.

CCAoA will continue to fight for and alongside families and children until access to affordable child care is a reality for all. We will continue to advocate for robust funding of child care and early childhood education programs for FY2019.

Join us in thanking Congress for investing in child care and let’s continue the fight for early education opportunities for all children and families.

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Topics: Policy & Advocacy, News

Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Written by Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), has been a passionate practitioner, advocate, and leader in the field of child care and early learning for more than 25 years. Dr. Fraga’s experience in Military Child Care, higher education, federal programs, and corporate and non-profit executive leadership distinguish her as a leader with subject matter expertise. Her experience working directly with children and families, educators, national leaders and federal officials positions Child Care Aware® of America to be the nation’s leading voice on child care in policy, practice, and research.