OP-ED: More State Funding for Childcare at Last

November 7, 2018

 

Given growing disparity between state childcare subsidy and true cost of providing that care, the Murphy administration’s recent increased financing is welcome news

The Murphy administration’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of funding for childcare by $38 million is great news for New Jersey and advocates for children in the state. As one of the largest providers of early education, the YMCA provides high-quality affordable childcare for more than 400 school-age childcare sites and offers 90 early education programs across the state.

The Y is a community-anchored institution that offers quality care and services to over 650,000 New Jersey children. Each year, the Y provides state-subsidized childcare and financial assistance to families that need and frankly deserve a responsive, safe and developmentally stimulating environment to send their children.

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