Reed pushing for $200 billion in federal funds for child care
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – With the possibility of millions of dollars in federal support, Senator Jack Reed is calling for assistance for child care funds & Universal pre-k.
Senator Reed is calling for publicly funded pre-K to be made available to all families of three and four-year-olds who want it.
Redd is set to speak on the topic, and discuss what the Biden Administrations’ $200 billion proposal could do for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island gets high marks for the quality of its pre-K program, and is ranked 35th in terms of access according to the National Insitute for Early Education Research.
RI’s Pre-K enrollment is determined by lottery and not all families are able to get access.
“Access to quality, affordable child care is essential to families and to the health of our economy,” said Senator Reed.
“The federal government needs to step up and partner with state and local governments to share costs and give American kids a stronger, healthier start. President Biden has offered a plan to make pre-K universal and make child care affordable to every family in this country. And I will work hard with my colleagues in Congress to deliver the federal funding to make that possible”, he continued.