A Message from Our Executive Director Regarding the Child Care Tax Credit

November 02, 2017

capitol-2Child Care Aware® of America supports initiatives by Congress that would strengthen access to affordable child care for all. Unfortunately, the House-passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) fails to address the child care needs of working families by not providing sufficient tax relief and prioritizing expansion of critical tax credits, including the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC).

As the Senate considers its bill, we hope that they will address the needs of struggling American families.

In particular, we urge House and Senate leaders to support expanding CDCTC and make it refundable as proposed in the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act of 2017.

Most importantly, there needs to be bi-partisan consensus on any final tax legislation that is sent to the President. We encourage Congress to work together on behalf of working 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.