American taxpayers will be paying for child support centers across Riverside County.
The County Board of Supervisors has approved a 15 million dollar expenditure, paid for by tax dollars from the Covid-19 relief fund under the American Rescue Plan.
The $15 million Early Care & Education Recovery Fund will give money to early childhood education providers, and eventually expand the capacity of those centers, so more and more people can drop off the children, and head off to their own jobs.
Five million dollars will be designated for infrastructure for licensed child care facility projects to increase the number of early childhood education spaces. Ten million dollars will be disbursed for workforce needs, which can be used as one-time payments to recruit and retain child care staff.
Teacher and toddlers in daycare.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR