Healey-Driscoll Administration Submits Comment in Support of Childcare Changes

BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll administration recently submitted formal public comment in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) changes that would reduce childcare costs for low-income families and improve provider payment policies to help stabilize the childcare market and financial stability of programs.

The state’s childcare financial-assistance program is supported by CCDF and supports access to childcare for approximately 58,000 children and their families across Massachusetts. The proposed regulation changes align with the Commonwealth’s efforts to expand equitable access to quality and affordable childcare for families in the communities in which they live, learn, and work.

“One of the top priorities of our administration is making early education and care more affordable and accessible. That is why the first budget I signed made a historic investment in childcare, the largest annual funding ever for our Department of Early Education and Care,” Gov. Maura Healey said. “But there is still work to be done, and it is going to take efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. We strongly support the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed changes that align with our efforts to ensure equitable access to affordable childcare for our hardworking families and a stable market for our educators and local businesses.”