For the FY 2021 appropriations process, the National Child Care and Early Learning Coalition requests that Congres provide:
• An additional $5 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (a total of $10.826 billion);
• An additional $1.3 billion for Head Start (total of $11.869 billion), including $235.9 million for a cost-of-living adjustment to support the Head Start and Early Head Start workforce, $520.5 million for quality improvement to address the impacts of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACES), and $500 million to expand Early Head Start, including for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships;
• An additional $787.3 million for early childhood services provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including an additional $497.8 million for Part C (a total of $974.8 million) and an additional $289.5 million for Part B, Section 619 programs (a total of $683.5 million); and
• An additional $125 million for the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program (a total of $400 million).
The coalition letters here were signed by 60 national organizations that support these significant increased investments for Federal child care and early learning programs.