Sen. Casey visits Montco IU early learning center

16 Sep 2021 3:02 PM | Anonymous

NORRISTOWN — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey recently paid a visit to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit's Early Learning Academy.

The academy provides early learning programs and support to hundreds of children through the federal Head Start program in Montgomery County.

Afterward, he spoke about his legislative proposal to boost funding to such centers.

"My legislative proposal to set all American children up to succeed, the Five Freedoms for America’s Children, includes the Freedom To Learn," Casey said in a statement released to the media after his visit.

"This proposal recommends an additional annual investment of $7 billion to expand affordable child care and early learning programs, an additional investment of $18 billion annually to ensure that Head Start can cover all eligible 3- to 5-year-old children and a substantial, permanent expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit which will cover up to half the cost of child care for working families," Casey said.

"Affordable, high-quality child care helps give children the early learning experiences they need to succeed in school and enables parents to work so they can support their families,” said Casey.

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