August 8 // Why Maryland needs to invest in child care

Gov. Larry Hogan and the General Assembly could scarcely have found a better way to help working families now and for generations to come than their efforts this year to expand Maryland’s child care subsidies. After years of atrophy, the subsidies were far too restrictive in their eligibility requirements and not nearly generous enough to allow families to access the vast majority of high-quality child care in the state. Addressing both those issues will boost the economic security of working families today by making it easier for parents to get and hold jobs and will improve the prospects of the next generation by making sure children get to kindergarten ready to learn. (Balt. Sun)

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