|Last month, Harris County Commissioners Court approved a $26.2 million federal American Rescue Plan Act investment to create up to 1,000 new high-quality childcare slots for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in areas of Harris County with the highest need. This full-year, full-day high-quality child care will be available to eligible families at no cost and pay staff a living wage of $15 an hour. The program builds on our groundbreaking Brighter Futures for Harris County Kids Initiative.
“This is a historic investment. Never before has Harris County had such a strong focus on children and high-quality child care that will transform lives for generations to come,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “This is an important step for charting a brighter future for our young ones. The American Rescue Plan Act provided an unprecedented opportunity to invest in families, and we’re making the most of it.”