The delay and lack of a budget has affected the childcare industry tremendously. Childcare funding has been adversely affected, resulting in closures of numerous providers. The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) was decimated as a result of the impasse and the change of eligibility requirements. The industry is still reeling from the effects of no budget. What is needed is a comprehensive budget that will enable providers to provide quality early childhood education and childcare services.
Frederick M. Smith
Frederick M. Smith & Associates
521 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610