Pritzker Makes Pandemic Child Care Policy Permanent

Governor Pritzker announces a new child care subsidy to help some low-income Illinois parents return to work.

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Pritzker Makes Pandemic Child Care Policy Permanent

Governor Pritzker announces a new child care subsidy to help some low-income Illinois parents return to work.

Childcare is one of the biggest expenses and worries of families in this country. Governor Pritzker is making permanent a pandemic policy of $1 per month child care for families living in poverty. He’s also capping child care costs for families with incomes up to 250 percent above the federal poverty level.

Reset examines how this could benefit families and the state’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

GUESTS: Terri Sabol, assistant professor in the School of Education & Social Policy at Northwestern University

Teresa Ramos, vice president of public policy and advocacy at Illinois Action for Children

Rochelle Golliday, Owner/Executive Director, Cuddle Care day care centers