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Lawmakers, parents push for federal child care funding



ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Much like Greece, most schools are preparing for a hybrid learning model which means some days kids will be at home.

This brings up the concerns of child care for working parents.

Members of Congress, state leaders and parents are now pushing for more child care funding. They want at least $50 billion to be included in the next relief package.

The money will be used to help child care facilities reopen and cover the increased cost of operating while following new safety guidelines.

“As we get closer and closer to September, many schools are preparing for part-time attendance and more remote learning,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said. “ That means more working parents than ever will be in need of child care.”

Gillibrand has introduced legislation that will help child care facilities reopen safely.