|Cosponsor Sen. Murray’s Bill for a National Toll-Free Child Care Referral Hotline|
|Senator Murray Addresses Child Care Information Accessibility for Families|
|More than 1,000,000 families a year receive assistance finding child care through a national child care referral line and website tied into our nation’s child care resource and referral agencies, with nearly half the calls to the referral line coming from military families.
Senator Murray has introduced the Child Care and Resources Education (Child CARE) Act of 2013, S. 390, which will support a national toll-free referral line and website for parents in search of safe, high quality child care. The Child CARE Act authorizes funds from the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to develop and disseminate child care consumer education information for parents, which connects parents to Child Care Resource and Referral agencies in their states to assist in finding child care and to better understand questions to ask providers in selecting child care.
Senator Murray’s bill will help parents find safe, high quality child care. Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor S. 390 today.