Pittsburgh, Pa. − May 21, 2020 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams will co-host a Joint Senate and House Democratic Policy Hearing on issues facing childcare providers and working families during the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. She will be joined by co-hosts Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Representative Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia), and Representative Mary Jo Daley (D-Delaware).
Senator Williams and Senator Schwank are co-sponsors of legislation that would provide much needed financial support to childcare centers during this time. This proposed legislation would:
- Provide $100 million to childcare centers to cover administrative expenses, including payroll, and fill the loss of tuition payments from families;
- Provide $17 million for Pre-K and Head Start to cover administrative expenses, including payroll, to compensate for lost co-payments that would otherwise have been collected; and
- Appropriate $50 million to extend Pre-K and Head Start programs into the summer to mitigate early childhood learning losses for students.
The full co-sponsorship memo can be found here.
WHO: Senator Lindsey M. Williams (D-Allegheny), Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), Representative Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Philadelphia) and Representative Mary Jo Daley (D-Delaware)
WHAT: Joint Senate and House Virtual Democratic Policy Hearing on Child Care Issues Facing Providers and Working Families During the COVID-19 Crisis
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.
Click here to pre-register for this Policy Hearing.