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‘On thinner ice than ever’: County plans child care blueprint as parents’ options dwindle and costs soar



County supervisors have already dedicated a portion of pandemic relief money and other funds to child care, including $10 million for vouchers for care for front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, $1 million to support YMCA summer camp operations and scholarships, and $12 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds toward child care.

“The single best thing we can do to help kids, parents, our business, our economy and our workers is tackle this issue of how we can get to a place of quality, affordable, universal child care,” Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said.

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