Blog | September 28, 2020

Letters to Maine’s Congressional Delegation Highlight Urgent Need for a Child Care Stabilization Fund

More than Two Dozen ReadyNation Members Sign Their Names In Support

In response to a rising concern among Maine families about finding safe, affordable, and high-quality child care for their kids, ReadyNation business leaders last week put pen to paper, urging Congress to make child care a funding priority.

More than two dozen ReadyNation members signed the letters to Senator Collins, Senator King, Representative Golden, and Representative Pingree, requesting that a child care stabilization fund be included as part of the next COVID-19 economic relief package. Maine ReadyNation members asked that the fund include direct grants to both center-based and home-based child care providers.

As the letter stated, this fund “will ensure that, as Americans transition back to work, child care providers may:

  • Re-open and sustain operations during reduced attendance, since not all parents will go back to work at the same time;
  • Deploy enhanced health and safety protocols, including purchasing additional inventories needed to support new operating standards; and
  • Train teachers to follow new health, safety and distancing recommendations.”

Thank you, as always, to our committed ReadyNation members who care so deeply about the state of child care in Maine and across America.

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