This New Facility Received Funding from COVID Relief Laws that Rosen Helped Pass

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) attended the grand opening of the Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center in Las Vegas and toured the new facility with local leaders and child care providers. Federal funding for the new center was provided by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, both of which Senator Rosen voted for and helped pass. Senator Rosen was joined by Governor Steve Sisolak, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Congresswoman Susie Lee, and Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick.  

“Even before the pandemic, half of American families reported difficulty accessing affordable child care,” said Senator Rosen. “Thanks in large part to federal funding from COVID relief laws passed through Congress, this new Child Care Services Center will be a critical resource for providers across Nevada, bringing invaluable resources, information, and support to thousands of working parents and their kids. I am committed to delivering solutions to lower costs and make child care more accessible and affordable for Nevadans, giving providers the tools to succeed and parents the support they need.” 

Child Care Services Center is being created to support the needs of Nevada’s child care providers of all types, giving them one location to access resources, support, and information to better serve young children and families. Child Care Services Center will open a second location in Reno later this year, as well as an online hub to support child care providers across the state.

The American Rescue Plan, which Senator Rosen voted for last year, included $39 billion for emergency relief to support child care providers, including the funding that made today’s launch of Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center possible.

Last year, Senator Rosen and Congresswoman Lee introduced their 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.

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