“Both WAGE$ and AWARD$ are helping to alleviate the financial burden that we have faced, and I would like to see WAGE$ funded in every county because Guilford doesn’t have access to WAGE$. We all need a chance to succeed.”
Child care is the workforce behind the workforce, yet the market is failing. The Child Care WAGE$® program is a common sense solution to a market failure. North Carolina’s economic recovery depends on it.
“WAGE$ has helped me and my family so much,” Tanaka Eaddy said. “I could pay for my books in school. We were able to buy a house. WAGE$ helped me get through COVID when I didn’t get a check. It was an incentive to know I could get more money with more education, and it has also helped me stay in early childhood. It really has!”
Saturday’s Eviction Ban is Set to Expire, Increasing the Risk of Homelessness for N.C. Families with Children
Saturday’s nationwide eviction ban is set to expire. President Biden is asking Congress to extend the ban. Congress needs to hear from you! We advocate for young children to be in high quality early learning programs. We also must advocate for them to be in safe and secure homes. Both housing and early childhood programming are essential for our children and families!
This report discusses key themes that emerged from the interviews, with a focus on the impact of CCSA COVID-19 Relief Fund Phase II grants on child care programs, how grantees are faring one year after applying for funds, and grantees’ plans moving forward.
In the last year, the country has faced two pandemics: the pandemic of the coronavirus and the pandemic of systemic racism. Both have impacted children, families, and the early childhood workforce.