The existing structure of our child care system is unsustainable. Most parents can’t afford the high cost of child care. Half of Americans live in an area without quality care options at all. And providers can only charge what families in their area can afford, which often translates into near-poverty wages for early educators.
The end of federal pandemic relief funding of more than $2 billion, which has been a historic and critical lifeline for Georgia child care providers and families, is likely to create additional barriers to access.
Your stories — whether as a child care provider, teacher, or parent/caregiver — are critical to increasing investment in our child care system. You can click the applicable button below to share your story via audio or video. We’ll share your experiences with changemakers and stakeholders to strengthen our advocacy efforts as we work to improve outcomes for young children and families in our state.
The #GANeedsChildCare Storybank is hosted by the Georgia Infant-Toddler Coalition and its member organizations. As a Coalition, we are committed to ensuring that every family who needs affordable care can access it and that early childhood educators are adequately compensated for their skilled, essential work.