Yesterday in the US Senate, S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant cleared it’s last procedural roadblock before a vote on final passage can occur, likely set for Monday, November 17th.
The Senate, in another overwhelming sign of support for the legislation, held a cloture vote, to move forward to final consideration and it passed with tremendous bi-partisan support, with a final vote of 96-1.
When the Senate holds their next rounds of votes on Monday, a final vote to send CCDBG Reauthorization to the President for his signature to become law will be one of the first on the docket,
Over 11 million children under age 5 are in some type of child care arrangement every week. Standards for child care vary by state. Unfortunately, many states are doing little to protect the health and safety of children in child care or to promote school readiness.
Your Senators need to hear from you. You can help make a difference by telling your Senators to strengthen the Child Care and Development Block Grant as this year’s reauthorization of the CCDBG law nears the finish line.
Children in child care need to be safe and in a setting that promotes their healthy development. Let your Senator know that working parents have enough to worry about and this bill would make child care safer across the country.