Wolf Administration Announces Increase to Base Payment Rates for Child Care Providers Participating in Subsidized Child Care
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced an increase to base rates paid to child care providers participating in Child Care Works (CCW), Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program. CCW helps make child care affordable for lower-income, working families and allows parents to go to work knowing their children are being cared for and learning in safe, loving environments. Increasing base rates helps all providers who participate in the program invest in services offered for children in care, staff development and compensation, and overall quality of their child care facility.
“Child care is essential for a functioning economy. Investments in this industry benefit us in two different ways. They support communities and the families that rely on care to join the workforce every day and nurture the growth and development of young minds as they prepare for grade school and latter long-term success,” said Gov. Wolf. “Increasing base reimbursement rates is an investment in the dedicated professionals that do this work every day and for countless parents and children a we all seek to weather the challenges created by the pandemic and the recovery ahead.”
CCW is Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program that helps low-income families pay their child care tuition and fees.