Care4Kids Federal Petition

We, the undersigned, call on our Senators and Members of Congress to increase the federal appropriations for the Childcare Development Block Grant (CCDBG) by $1.2 billion in order to cover the costs of changes required by the re-authorization of the program in 2014. When Congress re-authorized the CCDBG, which helps fund the state’s Care4Kids program, they failed to fully fund the additional costs that came with program improvements, resulting in the estimated $33 million shortfall Connecticut now faces.


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  • This program gets people back working.
  • I would not be able to work without this program.
  • Without this program I would not have been able to go to school & get a better job (allowing me to pay more in taxes). This is a program that benefits working parents who are looking to better themselves. and pays long term dividends. Currently I do not require of this program however, at one time I did. This program needs to be preserved to allow working parents to better themselves and their children’s future.
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  • My son attends the YMCA childcare center in Meriden on Crown Street. I am a low income family and this is all I can afford. If you reduce or take away these programs communities will suffer significantly. Lower income families deserve the right to affordable childcare as much as people who make higher wages. It’s unfair and biast. We need to keep all these programs funded. It’s imperative to children and staff
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  • Please increase funding for Care4kids
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  • I really hope that they don’t cut funding for care 4 kids. It is a very helpful program. I’ve been fortunate enough to receive help from the program w/ preschool/daycare costs for my 6yr old daughter, when she was younger. And now again I’m looking forward to receiving assistance with my 1yr olds tuition costs. The typical cost for child care, for a one year old, in my area is in and around $200!! I really don’t know how any lower/middle class family or single mom can afford to pay for daycare without financial assistance from the state. Right now my daughter’s monthly daycare tuition is more than the rental cost for my apartment!! That’s outrageous!! If this program is cut it will make life for struggling families, like my own, harder than it already is. People will end up losing or quiting there jobs because they can’t afford daycare. Which in turn will create more poverty and more need for welfare. And that will effect everybody.