Op-Ed

Who Pays the Price When Child Care Assistance Is Too Low?

All families should have access to high quality care and education for their children. We know that quality care in the District is expensive, but also critical for our youngest residents, under age three, if they are to enter school healthy and ready to learn. Many of the District’s low-income families rely on the city’s child care subsidy program to access quality child care while they are pursuing work, education, or training opportunities. That means many child care providers in low-income neighborhoods rely on the city’s child care subsidy program to operate successfully.

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