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Lawmakers consider long-shot $2.3 billion proposal to keep struggling child care providers afloat

Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic upset the fragile child care industry, about a third of the state’s child care providers remain closed.

Childcare providers and families in Texas joined the nationwide “Day Without Child Care,” rallying for greater investment in daycare and early education, at the south steps of the Capitol on May 8, 2023.

Dropping enrollment, rising costs

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