It's wrong that people who provide child care all day aren't paid enough to provide for their own families, while parents struggle to find quality, affordable care. I stand with providers in Erie County to be paid the NYS Fair Market Rate and paid the same rate services provided by contracted and non-contracted providers accepting Erie County's childcare subsidies for low income families.
We have kids, we need child care. We want quality care by trained folks. But – and you probably already know this – our country's child care system is broken, especially for parents low income families and those parents who don't work a 9 to 5 schedule. Not paying adequate wages to support a stable, skilled workforce is irresponsible to the millions of children needing care.
You can add your voice to the chorus by reaching out to your Legislators too! Let them know you think it's important to start by paying providers NYS Fair Market Rate. Ask them to increase funding to benefit children, families, educators, businesses & our economy.