In a recent article discussing the potential impacts of reduced federal funding for child care in Wisconsin, our very own Angel Berry, Executive Director of A Million Dreamz, shared her insights and concerns about the future of the industry. As an active advocate for affordable and accessible child care services, Angel highlighted how vital these programs are not only to families but also to businesses across Wisconsin.
She emphasized that ending the Child Care Counts program could lead to catastrophic consequences as it has been instrumental in sustaining many childcare providers during challenging times. She further stressed on how essential quality child care is for working parents and warned against cutting out this crucial support system which could result in workforce depletion.
Angel also brought attention to another significant issue: employee retention within the childcare sector. With workers holding advanced degrees earning considerably less than their counterparts in other industries, she called for fair remuneration practices supported by adequate funding.
At A Million Dreamz, we believe every child deserves access to quality care regardless of their family's income level or circumstances. We remain committed to advocating for sustainable solutions towards affordable and accessible childcare services throughout Wisconsin.