Stop the Reinstatement of Child Care Subsidy Payments Based on Attendance

We know that the child care industry is critical for families and our economy. There is no doubt that if there is no child care, there is no economic recovery.  

Join providers, parents, advocates and allies from across Pennsylvania in demanding that Governor Wolf and our General Assembly STOP the reinstatement of a policy that will close more child care providers!

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, OCDEL has been making child care subsidy payments based on the provider’s subsidy enrollment in March 2020. Effective Sept. 1, 2020 OCDEL will return to pre-COVID-19 procedures and subsidy payments will be based on actual attendance.

A new poll shows that 1/3 of responding child care programs will lose at least 1/3 of their revenue with the reinstatement of this policy.

How long can child care providers be expected to last with 1/3 less revenue?

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