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, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has been making child care subsidy payments based on the provider’s subsidy enrollment in March 2020. Effective September 1, 2020, OCDEL will return to pre-COVID-19 procedures and subsidy payments will be based on actual attendance.
A new poll shows that one-third of responding child care programs will lose at least one-third of their revenue with the reinstatement of this policy.
How long can child care providers be expected to last with 1/3 less revenue?
COVID-19 has already forced child care programs into a series of impossible choices between health, safety, quality, and financial solvency. Chronically underfunded and operating with razor thin margins even before the pandemic, our child care system is in a crisis.
Take action and tell Governor Wolf and the General Assembly that this is a policy that should remain suspended and not be reinstated on September 1.