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Abrams Unveils Childcare Plan

Georgia parents could see lower childcare costs through Stacey Abrams’ proposed plan to make childcare more accessible to low-income families.

The Democratic nominee for Governor announced three programs that could aid Georgians by making childcare available to low-income families, bolstering Universal Pre-K, and by raising paid parental leave for state employees.

WEB ONLY: (In a statement, Abrams said “we must ensure a strong early start for Georgia’s children — no matter their zip code or background.”)

She plans to alleviate childcare costs by increasing funding for CAPS, a childcare assistance program for infants and toddlers. Her plan also includes a $10 million allotment for small childcare centers’ startup or operating costs. According to the campaign, the average Georgia family with two toddlers spends nearly a quarter of their income on childcare.

Beyond childcare aid, Abrams proposes additional investment in Georgia’s Universal Pre-K program and in paid parental leave for state employees.