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President’s Budget Projects 300,000 Low-Income Children to Lose Child Care by 2010

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Publication Date: February 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Hannah Matthews; Danielle Ewen

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: News release

Coverage: United States


According to the Administration’s own calculations, an estimated 300,000 fewer low-income children will receive child care assistance by 2010. The President’s budget would freeze child care funding for 2006—and projects that child care funding would remain frozen for the next five years, through 2010.