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Governor's Proposed FY20 State Budget
In February, Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled his proposed state budget, which is expected to cut at least $1.6 billion in state spending, including millions in early childhood education funding. Find out how you can take action to make sure crucial funds are available to working families and educators statewide. Learn more and take action here!
2018 Earthquake Recovery Center thread continues to work with the State of Alaska Child Care Program Office (CCPO) and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Child Care Licensing Office to support families, early childhood educators and programs, businesses, and local communities.
- Closing the Gap: How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Their Child Care Supply and Demand Needs
Child Care Aware of America released this 2019 report that highlights approaches to closing the gap in child care supply and demand at the state and local levels.
- Support Child Care for Working Families
The cost of child care impacts families, governments, businesses, and individuals. Ask your congressmember to support the Child Care for Working Families Act which aims to create a federal policy that will provide high-quality affordable child care to all parents.
- Support Proposed Comprehensive Family Leave Program
The FAMILY Act would establish a comprehensive national family leave program that would be available to millions of families. The FAMILY Act would guarantee at least 12 weeks of paid leave, which may be used for caring for a newborn child or tending to an ill family member, and make it illegal for employers to fire workers who need to take leave.