Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators are acting to increase safety at child care facilities, about a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care center.
California OKs use of campaign cash for childcare costs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would join a growing number of states allowing candidates for political office to use campaign funds to pay for child care under a bill that has cleared the...
Baby in the office? Providence mayor’s habit sparks debate
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled...
Missouri’s new child care law causing unintended disruptions
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Day care operators say a loophole in a new law that regulates the number of children under 5 allowed in unlicensed home-based days cares is forcing operators of some licensed...
Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center.
New York issues stricter rules on vaccine medical exemptions
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials have issued emergency regulations restricting medical exemptions from vaccination for children attending school or child care.
Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at child care where 5 died
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday.
The Latest: Human Services doesn’t check for smoke detectors
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a home day care center fire in Pennsylvania that killed five children (all times local):
A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania's Department of Human...
Report: Costs in most states exceed subsidies for child care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human...
Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care center in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said...
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
Des Moines Register. August 7, 2019
Parents cannot afford to stay home with children, and they need options for safe day care.
Register investigation into child deaths at day cares is...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is seeking public input on how to improve early education and child care options in the state.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died in a hot day care van after its driver turned off a safety alarm before letting children out of the vehicle.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A worker at a Florida day care center is facing child neglect charges after four toddlers suffered broken legs on the same day.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will allow candidates for state and local office to use campaign contributions to pay for child care under a measure signed Tuesday by the state's Democratic...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking his administration to come up with a plan to improve early education efforts for low-income kids.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State officials say planned changes to requirements for child care assistance could benefit 3,000 Kansas children.
The Kansas Department for Children and Families said...
- Westport NewsMurphy: New bill a solution to rising child care costsSeptember 7, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewSpokane child care providers worry new state requirements will close in-home providers, limit future workforce entriesAugust 16, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceIncrease Subsidies For Child CareMarch 15, 2019
- The Journal GazetteLutheran limiting child care to workersFebruary 27, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom broadly agree on a proposed $213 billion state budget that would spend more on immigrants and the poor by expanding tax...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate has approved a bill to allow political candidates to use campaign funds for child care while they are participating in elections...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's child welfare department is proposing to tighten income requirements for families to begin receiving child care assistance, saying the agency did not get the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has approved a legal settlement aimed at providing more uniform and predictable access to childcare-assistance subsidies overseen by the New Mexico Children, Youth...
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the country should be making more investments in child care and early education.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than half of Missourians don't have access to affordable licensed child care.
That means more parents have to cut down work hours, add time to their commute or...
NYC closes preschool amid measles outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Health Department has closed a child care program amid the city's measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish communities.
WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi child care center has notified parents that a worker at the center has been accused of abusing children.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When one mother and longtime Boise resident found out she was pregnant, she started looking for reliable child care options. She struggled to find one until after her child was...
- Business WireVivvi Early Learning and Trinity Church Wall Street Announce Preschool TransferSeptember 10, 2019
- Business WireBright Horizons Family Solutions Reports Second Quarter of 2019 Financial ResultsAugust 1, 2019
- Business WireDenver Post Names Bright Horizons a 2019 Top WorkplaceMay 6, 2019
- Globe NewswireSpeaker Pelosi Joins Hundreds of Families for Strolling Thunder™ on Capitol Hill in Support of Paid Leave and Increasing Access to Quality, Affordable Child CareApril 30, 2019
- BusinessWireCare.com Survey Finds One in Three Families Spend 20% or More of Household Income on Child CareJuly 17, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Integrity controls are too weak to effectively prevent, detect and investigate fraud in a critical child care program at the heart of a scandal that has cost taxpayers...
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mother and daughter have been charged in the October death of an infant at their unlicensed child care center.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Legislative Auditor's report on Minnesota's largest child care subsidy program may not have substantiated explosive allegations made last year about terrorist...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members say bipartisan legislation helping school districts and child care centers test drinking water outlets for lead will help fix problems and ensure...
WARR ACRES, Okla. (AP) — Conner Andrulonis likes to joke that he wouldn't leave his teaching job in the Putnam City school district even if he "got mad at everybody."
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she would welcome an independent investigation of a baby's death at an Oregon day care facility, responding to allegations from Republicans that...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor said Wednesday that an investigation found no proof that money defrauded from a state child care program found its way to terrorist...
The Latest: Democratic leaders react to child care fraud
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative audit of alleged child care fraud in Minnesota (all times local):
Democratic leaders say they'll work with Gov. Tim Walz to...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Human Services told prosecutors that a suburban Des Moines day care was caring for too many children but did not detail abuse or request criminal...
Wisconsin child care centers face worker shortage
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Child care directors across Wisconsin are struggling to find and retain workers, an issue that's further reducing the availability of care, advocates said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is taking steps to revoke the license of a suburban St. Louis day care center after two of its workers were charged with abuse and the state will form a working group to...
Video shows girl being injured at St. Louis area day care
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives of a 3-year-old Missouri girl injured at a day care center say they were initially told she was hurt in a fall, but surveillance video shows a woman throwing the girl...
Iowa Senate panel rejects anti-vaccine proposals
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against people who refuse immunizations has failed to advance to a...
2020 hopeful Warren to unveil universal child care plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to unveil a universal child care plan that would guarantee American families access to child care.
The Massachusetts Democrat, a 2020 presidential candidate, would use part of the revenue from her proposed tax on the ultra-wealthy to fund her child care plan. A person familiar with the plan outlined it ahead of its release Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
State says school for at-risk teens to close after arrests
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A boarding school for at-risk teens will close following the arrests of the owners on child endangerment charges alleging that they served tainted water to students, authorities said Thursday.
"At this time the facility ... (is) assisting the kids currently in attendance to find other placements," the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Child Care Licensing, and Division of Child and Family Services said.
Boys & Girls Clubs, Lakes Region Child Care explore merger
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire and Lakes Region Child Care Services are exploring a merger to strengthen and expand child care and afterschool services.
The combined organization would offer comprehensive care and services for children from infancy to age 18.
Child care advocates create fund to help Lincoln families
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child care advocates in Lincoln have created a fund to help more families access quality child care by filling the gap that state subsidies don't cover.
Shaheen reintroduces bill to make child care more affordable
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has reintroduced legislation to make child care more affordable and accessible by reforming the federal tax code.
The Democrat's bill would increase outdated dollar limits on child care expenses for families; make the child care tax credit fully refundable; create a tax credit for educated child care professionals; and boost support for businesses that provide child care benefits for employees.
Mississippi businesses ask for focus on worker training
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers and officials told business leaders Thursday that they're hearing their concerns about needing more and better-educated workers, noting efforts to improve child care and produce more high school graduates.
The Mississippi Economic Council, the state's chamber of commerce, made workforce development one of its main priorities in this year's Legislature as it met Jackson for its annual day at the state capitol.
Au pairs win $65.5 million settlement in Denver lawsuit
DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States.
Mississippi receiving federal grant for preschool programs
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving a $10.6 million federal grant for preschool programs, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday.
Bryant said the grant will expand a system developed by his State Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
The governor said the money will help "maximize parental choice and engagement" with a goal of ensuring children have a smooth transition from child care centers, including Head Start, into public schools.