DC’s Budget Season All Wrapped Up

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Budget season is over. The process takes several months starting with a budget proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray, then hearings in which members of the public comment on the mayor’s proposed budget, an amended budget proposed by members of the city council, a contingency list of items that the Mayor would like to fund but […] . . . → Read More: DC’s Budget Season All Wrapped Up

Call to Action: Tell DC Council to Fund Subsidized Child Care

Child Care Providers Demand Funding

How much money were you making in 2004? Could you survive on that today? Maybe, maybe not. Might be a stretch but hey, times are tough. How about 27% of what you were making in 2004, could you survive on that? Unless 2004 was a real banner year and you made ten times what you’re […] . . . → Read More: Call to Action: Tell DC Council to Fund Subsidized Child Care

Doing Right By the District’s Children

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Child care in Washington DC is vital for a family to work, live, and participate in the community in a positive way. Without proper child care, parents- particularly single parents- may be forced to cut back their work hours, turn down promotions, or even quit their stable jobs. For the children, these early years provide […] . . . → Read More: Doing Right By the District’s Children

In D.C., parents miss work, lose jobs trying to get child-care subsidy

Andria & Princess Kassidy

Cross-Posted from the Washington Post written by Brigid Schulte At 6:30 a.m. on a Wednesday early this month, Andria Swanson, dressed in a bright-pink terry cloth jumpsuit, joined a line that was already snaking down South Capitol Street in Congress Heights. She nervously counted the people ahead of her. “I’m number 19,” she said. “That means I’ll get […] . . . → Read More: In D.C., parents miss work, lose jobs trying to get child-care subsidy

Another Gray Administration Attack On Child Care

Children from Zena's Child Development Center in Southeast lobby DC's City Council to fund the subsidized child care program.

Listen up!! The Mayor and his administration have done it again! Another one bites the dust in The Division of Early Care and Education. Just this past week the Assistant State Superintendent for Early Care and Education was tossed to the winds and terminated from her position. That makes 5 turnovers in the past 2 years. […] . . . → Read More: Another Gray Administration Attack On Child Care