A USAssist Polyclinic Funding & Management Initiative
Throughout the U.S., programs that serve the most vulnerable children and youth are struggling to survive. The early childhood education and developmental support that these programs provide for children and school-aged youth are essential for the well-being of our communities. Unfortunately, many programs that were already running on limited resources face increasing challenges related to their funding and preservation. These programs are a safety net that our children cannot afford to lose.
To provide better opportunities for education and childcare to help reverse these negative trends and support a strong future for American children.
And that’s where you come in.
The costs for childcare services and staffing have raised due to inflation, causing a surge in tuition, and working wages. Although wages have increased, many centers struggle to hire eligible staff, which leads to mandatory closures of classrooms. With a limited amount of classroom occupancy, parents must face the raise in service prices and the uncertainty of long enrollment waitlists.
Due to these realities, childcare centers are forced to close as they involuntarily drive parents away while also failing to retain enough personnel.
These closures impact everyone: the owners of these small businesses, their employees, young people, and the communities they belong to. We need to act now to ensure that these high-quality organizations providing education and developmental support to disadvantaged children can pay for operating expenses and resources, retain their employees, and keep their programs open for the long term.
By funding the educational and development services that our children rely on, the U.S. Child & Youth Development Fund will ultimately also support the health and well-being of entire communities.Donate Now