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Timeline of COVID-19 relief for the child care industry and working families

Recognizing the essential role of child care for children, working families, and the economy, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have sought to prioritize funding and other relief opportunities for child care providers as part of ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts. While Congress has not passed comprehensive economic stimulus legislation since March 2020, leaving families and businesses - including child care providers - without much-needed financial relief, every major federal pandemic recovery package introduced thus far has included dedicated funding for child care. The following is a high-level overview of the major COVID-19 recovery proposals and the provisions aimed at supporting child care providers, along with Congressional letters and resolutions calling for significant child care relief funding. (author abstract)
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