September 2, 2020
From Congressman Reed’s Office:
Rep. Tom Reed recently visited Hornell Children’s Home, continuing his campaign of child care advocacy across the district and in Washington. Over the last three months, Tom has pushed for direct federal relief for child care providers and facilities. In July, Tom led the introduction of the “Back to Work Child Care Grants Act of 2020,” which would provide nine months of critical resources to child care providers to help them reopen and stay open. During his tour of the Hornell Children’s Home, Tom met with staff to discuss the economic and logistical challenges they are facing because of COVID-19.
“We care about supporting our nation’s working families and their children during this difficult time. It is only fair our communities have access to quality child care facilities, such as Hornell Children’s Home,” said Tom. “If we want to restore our economy, helping working families, and support our kid’s educational development, we have to address the needs of the child care industry. We will continue to fight to address these issues and secure additional federals aid because our children represent the best our nation has to offer.”
“Congressman Reed’s visit was a joy for myself, the staff and the children,” said Bobbi Morgan, Hornell Children’s Home director. “It is reassuring to know that he values the importance of early childhood care and that he is advocating for childcare and parents in New York. He was intent on listening to the challenges we are facing due to all of the mandates and executive orders in New York and is more than willing to help in any way he or his office can. Rep. Reed sincerely cares about our struggles and the struggles that working parents are going to be facing this fall with the increased cost of childcare due to the children not being able to return to school full time. He thanked every one of my staff members several times for all of their hard work and commitment to the children! Being told that we are appreciated, in a sometimes thankless job, is one of the simplest, yet most incredible things you can ever hear.”