Arlington, VA, April 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Today, Senators Warren and Smith announced a $50 billion-dollar plan to save child care in America. Dr. Lynette Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware of America- the leading voice for child care - released the following statement: 

“Child care is essential and the system needs support. We are grateful to Senators Warren and Smith for amplifying the stories and challenges we’re seeing and hearing in communities across the country. Their plan identifies key principles for child care relief – support for emergency and essential workers, support for providers and educators, and investment in the future of the system. All of these are critical elements, and without robust, dedicated funding toward these principles, the system will suffer even more than it already is. As federal and state governments deliberate when and how to re-open the country, we must address the needs of our parents, children and child care workers as prerequisites to re-igniting our economy.”

Please contact me to schedule an interview with Dr. Fraga to further understand the important role child care plays, not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in restarting our economy. Before the American public can return to work, we must restore our child care system. Senators Warren and Smith’s plan is recognition that this should be our national priority. 

Recent appearance: Dr. Lynette Fraga, Ph.D., featured on CBS.

Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. CCAoA works with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. CCAoA leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offers comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertakes research, and advocates for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families. To learn more, visit Follow CCAoA on Twitter @ChildCareAware and on Facebook at



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