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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (KDVR) — Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, and Senator Cory Gardner toured Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Greenwood Village Friday morning.

They held a roundtable where several participants discussed child care centers and how essential they are to the work force and economy.

Gardner joined U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) this week to introduce the Back to Work Child Care Grants Act of 2020, which would provide critical resources to help child care providers safely reopen and help support working parents.

“Parents in Colorado and across our country are concerned with making sure that child care is available and schools are reopening safely,” Gardner said. “I was honored to join Ivanka Trump to support the safety of child care operations in Colorado, and I will continue to fight to make sure Coloradans have the resources necessary to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Child care centers are important to the work force and in the recovery of the economy post COVID-19. The cost of keeping these centers open has increased due to safety measures and they have lost much revenue from being closed down.