Ask your members of Congress to support children and working families in the FY 2018 budget by fully funding 21st Century Learning Centers (CLCs), Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS), and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships; and increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG):
- $1.4 billion increase in CCDBG discretionary funding over FY 2017 funding levels ($2.8 billion), to prevent nearly 217,000 children from losing access to care.
- $9.6 billion for Head Start, including a set-aside of $645 million for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, and $292 million to increase the number of children attending Head Start in a full school-day and -year program.
- $1.167 billion for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which reflects its current funding level.
- $15 million for FY 2018, and support from members of Congress for the CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act of 2017.
Learn more about the importance of these programs and the need for funding in our August Recess one-pager (pdf).