LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) toured the Early Childhood Education Center at Nevada State College (NSC) in Henderson to see firsthand how the funding she helped secure through last year’s government funding package is helping make child care more affordable for families in Southern Nevada.
“Families across Nevada are facing high inflation and rising costs, making it all the more difficult to afford essential services like child care,” said Senator Rosen. “I fought to get Nevada State College the funding they needed to make child care more accessible and affordable for families in Southern Nevada.”
“We’re grateful to Senator Rosen for visiting today and her support of Nevada State College and our Early Childhood Education Center,” said Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President of Nevada State College. “The Early Childhood Education Center allows us to offer affordable childcare for student parents, provide quality education to young children, and train future teachers to become exceptional educators. With the funding Senator Rosen helped secure, we can ensure that our program is available to anyone regardless of their financial situation.”
Senator Rosen helped secure nearly $4.2 million in the FY2022 government funding package for Nevada State College, including $1.6 million for the Early Childhood Education Center. The funding helped establish the center and has enabled the Center to provide tuition assistance for all of the children enrolled.
Senator Rosen is committed to improving access to affordable early child care and education. Last Congress, Senator Rosen introduced her Small Business Child Care Investment Act, bipartisan legislation that would prevent the closure of nonprofit child care facilities and help them to expand operations by providing access to the same federal small business loans available to for-profit child care providers.