Care4Kids - Connecticut's child care subsidy program for low-income families - is facing a serious crisis. We must not balance the deficit on the backs of children by cutting children from the program. If the program closes, over 8,000 children will lose this subsidy in the coming months. The choices for their low-income working parents are unacceptable - lose their job, send their child to questionable child care arrangements, choose between paying for childcare or buying food/paying rent, among others.
We, the undersigned, urge Governor Dannel Malloy and the members of the Connecticut General Assembly to stop further eligibility cuts to Care4Kids by providing necessary funding to keep the Care4Kids program open.