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Mayor Bowser to Highlight Investments to Expand Access to Affordable Child Care for DC Families

Sunday, March 26, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, March 27 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and State Superintendent Dr. Christina Grant will join families at Easterseals Child Development Center in Ward 1 to highlight child care investments in Mayor Bowser’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget and to showcase existing early learning programs.

Mayor Bowser’s FY24 budget proposal includes several investments to expand access to child care for District families, including: 

  • Raising the eligibility for the childcare subsidy from 250% of the federal poverty line to 300% of the federal poverty line. 
  • $6.8M toward the Special Education Enhancement Fund. Part of this funding will be awarded to development facilities (including those that operate before/afterschool programs) with capacity to serve infants, toddlers and school-aged children with disabilities and developmental delays. 

Additional information about the Mayor’s FY24 budget proposal can be found here.

Monday, March 27, at 11 am  

Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Dr. Christina Grant, State Superintendent of Education
Jon Horowitch, President and CEO, Easterseals DC MD VA

Easterseals Childhood Development Center
2800 13th Street NW
*Closest Metro Station: Columbia Heights Metro* 
*Closest Capital Bikeshare Station: 14th & Harvard Street NW* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter. 


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Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
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Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos