BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Sen. Angus King paid a visit to a childcare center on Friday. The senator was there promoting his PACE Act, or Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone.
King said the bill will expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to provide families with greater spending power when seeking care for their children.
"The starting years for kids from literally two or three months old all the way up through preschool is critically important, you form the basis then of success in school and success in life," Sen. King said.
King said the St. Louis Child Development Center is a perfect example of a place where parents can send their children to not only enrich their child's life but also keep them safe.
"Quality daycare like this is so important it is going to give them a head start it is going to give them a better chance to succeed in life," Sen. King said.
Although the St. Louis Center provides care to young children, regardless of income, the staff at the facility said they would still like to see a change in cost.
"It's a huge burden on working, single parents and working two parent families. The cost of childcare is immense and it cuts into their family budget," said director of childcare services Todd Winchip.
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