Marietta, Georgia — In recognition of the Care Economy Week of Action, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) recently visited a child development provider and child care provider in Georgia’s Sixth District: Corners Outreach and Children’s Development Academy. During each visit, Rep. McBath spoke with leadership about how the bipartisan CARES Act helped keep these organizations open during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the American Rescue Plan provided $39 billion to help states stabilize their child care systems and enable child care providers to reopen safely, keep workers on the payroll, and lower costs for hardworking families. As a result, Georgia received over $1.5 billion in child care development funding and child care stabilization funding.
“I was delighted to visit these organizations and spend some time visiting, reading, and making art with children,” McBath said. “Our children truly are our future, and I am so thankful for the dedication and devotion Corners Outreach and Children’s Development Academy provide for families in our community, especially during the past year. As more and more families are doing their best to return to work, it is critical that services like Corners Outreach and Children’s Development Academy are available to those in need.”
Corners Outreach is an organization devoted to helping students and their families through after school tutoring, mentorship, and career opportunities. Through Corners Academy, the organization strives toward a goal of a 100% high school graduation rate. Corners Academy includes an early learning program, elementary school tutoring, a teen program, parent workshops, and a music academy.
Children’s Development Academy in Roswell, Georgia has operated as a three-star, state accredited preschool for low-income families for over 50 years. At CDA, tuition is based on a sliding scale, and some children attend at no cost to their families with the help of vouchers provided by the state of Georgia. CDA remained fully operational through the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing parents who had to work in essential jobs continue providing for their family.