Pie for Providers is a nonprofit that supports small child care providers and the families who rely on them by helping providers claim the government funding for which they are already eligible.
Child care providers earn poverty wages, while most families cannot access affordable, quality care. Meanwhile, because available government funding for eligible providers goes unclaimed, 85% of children who would benefit from subsidies end up missing out. This means families struggle to afford care, and child care providers – often small, women-owned businesses – do not get paid for their work. The current public health crisis threatens to wipe out more than 30% of child care businesses, making the child care crisis even more urgent.
Pie for Providers is building a Rails and React app to help child care providers claim and manage their government subsidy funding.
Financial Health Focus
Both care providers and families hurt by the child care crisis are likely to be low-income women, families of color, and people living in rural areas. Pie for Providers enables those on both sides to receive fuller support through available government benefits.