July 26, 2022
- York, PA
Governor Tom Wolf visited the Early Learning Center at Crispus Attucks in York to highlight his new state child tax credit program, modeled after the federal program, to support Pennsylvania’s working families and ensure unbarred access to high-quality early childhood education.
"Cost should never be a barrier for parents looking for an educational, safe, supportive, and fun environment for their children while they're at work each day," said Gov. Wolf. "With cost as a barrier our workforce suffers and the success of Pennsylvanians is stifled. I wanted to create this state-level child care tax credit to support our hard working families, our workforce, our children, and our combined success in this commonwealth." In his capstone budget, Gov. Wolf secured $25 million for the Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Program. Modeled after the federal child care tax credit program, this state-level child care tax credit program benefits working families with children in daycare who already qualify for the federal program. It's estimated that nearly 221,000 Pennsylvania families will benefit from this refundable tax credit. The state child care tax credit is for 30% of the federally approved expense. Pennsylvanians paying for child care services will be able to claim the credit when filing state taxes starting in 2023. Families could be eligible for:$180 (one child) or $360 (two or more children) for households earning above $43,000, or$315 (one child) or $630 (two or more children) for households earning less than $43,000.Speakers include:Bobby Simpson, CEO, Crispus AttucksGovernor Tom WolfValerie Foreman, Director, Crispus Attucks Early Learning CenterRep. Carol Hill-EvansAmy Fedor, parent of children at early learning center