Posted On April 5, 2018
(Washington, DC) – Mayor Bowser today highlighted the childcare investments in her recently released Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget during a visit to the Bright Beginnings child development center. The Mayor kicked off the Month of the Young Child.by reading to classrooms of young children, ages six weeks to four years.
“By investing in child care, we are investing in the future of our families,” said Mayor Bowser. “These investments are one more way we can ensure that as the District grows, we continue to be a city where residents of all backgrounds and at all stages of life have a fair shot.”
Mayor Bowser’s FY19 budget includes $12.5 million toward making early child care more affordable for all District residents. The $12.5 million investment includes $2.5 million to create a refundable tax credit of up to $1,000 per child for families enrolled in any licensed DC child care facility and not receiving a child care subsidy and $10 million to increase District payments to local child care providers to ensure they stay open and can create new child care slots for infants and toddlers.