Do you consider yourself or know someone who is an essential child care provider? Is your child care business or job going to be able to survive through the rest of this pandemic? AECA believes that #ArkansasECE is ESSENTIAL not expendable. Make your voice heard TODAY before it is too late for the next Covid-19 relief package to go through.

Call or email your representatives now! Sample talking points to share or use as a starting point for YOUR story when sharing, or asking others to take action:

We know the economic recovery in our country will be a slow, phased process, and yet child care providers must be open and ready for families in order to begin the recovery process. This means:

· Child care providers still operating or reopening, will have to operate on financial losses for months to come due to new social distancing requirements and low enrollment as parents slowly return to work.
· Providers will also face increased supply expenses for safety and sanitation materials for the foreseeable future.
· The devastating impact of these financial realities cannot be sustained without direct federal investments that ensure child care providers, can keep their doors open to meet the needs of children and families.

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