Virginia used temporary federal COVID relief funds to meet record family demand for child care services. However, these child care funds are set to end in the coming year. Without further action, thousands of families across Virginia could lose access to child care services.
During the 2024 General Assembly session, the Partnership is calling on Virginia lawmakers to:
- Invest $275 million in Fiscal Year 2025 and $325 million in Fiscal Year 2026 to maintain and support parent demand for child care services.
- Enact legislation to ensure and maximize sustainable, stable funding that is responsive to parent choice, including:
- A predictable cost-of-quality funding formula that responds to growing parent demand
- A non-reverting fund to safeguard and maximize child care funds for early learning services