Latest Child care News

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. June 30, 2022. Editorial: ICA, Pitter Patter partnership a sight for parents’ sore eyes If it takes a village to raise a child, some of us may need to ask ourselves if we’re falling down on the job. The numbers are...

5 indicted in death of Mississippi baby at Alabama day care

Jun. 13, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

RED BAY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of an Alabama day care center, three former employees and the parent of a former employee have been indicted in the death of a Mississippi baby who was put to sleep on her stomach in violation of safety standards. The baby, 4-month-old Autumn Wells,...

Atlanta mayor plans to spend $20M to enhance child care

Jun. 05, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens wants to spend $20 million to improve and subsidize child care and preschool in the city. The money would include $5 million from the city, $5 million the city’s public school system and $10 million from private donors, Dickens told...

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....