ACT NOW – Help Us Keep Affordable Child Care

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We need your help to make child care affordable!

Yesterday, the New Jersey Legislature introduced its version of the state’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which included an additional $9 million for the child care subsidy rate to help pay for the first increase in the minimum wage on July 1st. In order for child care to be accessible, it must be affordable. For families that rely on subsidies, this budget increase is critical.

YOU can help make sure the final budget includes additional funding for child care! We urge you to contact:

Governor Murphy’s office 609-292-6000

Senate President Stephen Sweeney

Assembly Speaker Craig Couglin

When you call or email, mention what town you live in, and state that you support the additional funding to the child care subsidy rate in the 2020 Fiscal Year.

Affordable Child Care is a Legislative Priority for YWCA Princeton

YWCA Princeton supports improving access to quality, affordable, and accessible child care. Affordable child care is a means of reducing barriers to successful workplace participation by women, particularly women of color. An increase in child care subsidies means that more families can afford child care! You can read more about our full advocacy agenda here.

Through our Child Development Center, we make child care affordable so that working parents can work! Our Pearl Bates Scholarship Fund assists families in our Child Development Center, depending on their financial needs.

Thank you for your support!