Georgia’s children deserve access to high-quality, affordable child care, and families depend on this care so that they can participate in the workforce—but for too many Georgians, it’s out of reach. Our state’s families with young children need our help now.
One way to help address the state’s child care challenges is through meaningfully funding Georgia’s Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Program, which provides scholarships that help some working families with low incomes afford child care. Currently, the program serves only an estimated 14% of income-eligible children due to limited funding.
The current version of the budget does not include any additional state dollars for child care. Please join us in asking the Georgia General Assembly to include at least $20 million in additional state funding for the CAPS Program in the FY 2024 budget. It's crucial that our leaders hear from us now, so please reach out even if you've done so previously.
Have an extra minute? Contact the legislators below with the same message:
Click here for a one-pager to learn more about the need for additional state funding.