Latest Child care News

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Toddler dies after being found in vehicle at Tenn. daycare

May. 20, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being found in a hot vehicle outside a Tennessee daycare center, police said. The toddler was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon shortly after being found in the vehicle, Memphis police...

3 former Alabama day care workers indicted on abuse charges

May. 17, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Three former workers at a church day care center in central Alabama have been indicted on more than three dozen charges of abusing children ages 2 and younger, some of whom were harmed on video, authorities said Tuesday. A special grand jury returned charges...

Pandemic pay included in budget deal up for vote in House

May. 02, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Certain private sector workers determined to be “essential” during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will share $30 million in pandemic bonuses under a one-year, $24.2 billion state budget plan being debated in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday...

New Mississippi law bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Apr. 23, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is enacting a new law that says state and local government agencies cannot withhold services or refuse jobs to people who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ban applies to state agencies, city and county governments and schools,...

Massachusetts House leaders unveil $50B state budget plan

Apr. 13, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House released a nearly $50 billion state budget proposal Wednesday that would increase spending on areas like schools and local aid while sidestepping a series of tax breaks pushed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The budget...

Gas tax cut, child care boost, bail in pending NY budget

Apr. 07, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will devote billions of dollars to help families pay for child care, boost health care worker wages and temporarily cut state gasoline taxes, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday as she announced a “conceptual” agreement with legislators on a $220 billion state budget....

Routine child immunization rates decline in ND during COVID

Apr. 07, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say routine childhood immunization rates have declined during the coronavirus pandemic. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination rate for North Dakota children from 19 months to 35 months decreased more than 6% between...

Democrats' anti-crime measures focus on victims, communities

Apr. 01, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democrats outlined anti-crime measures Friday amid pressure from rising violence and Republican critics, promising more in the final days of the Legislature's spring session. Four pieces of legislation focus on establishing social-service networks...

NYC to keep school mask rule for kids aged 2 to 4 in place

Apr. 01, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

With COVID-19 cases rising once again, New York City is keeping a mask mandate for children under 5 in place and will appeal a judge's ruling that struck it down, Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday. City health officials are recommending that everyone cover their faces in indoor...