Latest Child care News

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

Jul. 31, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After...

St. Louis region hit by more flooding, prompting rescues

Jul. 29, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heavy rains brought another round of flooding to the St. Louis region that was already recovering from record rains earlier this week, prompting firefighters to help dozens of people escape the floodwaters. No injuries were reported from Thursday's flooding, but...

New online tool offers roadmap to financial independence

Jul. 25, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new online tool designed to provide Kentucky families a roadmap to financial independence. It shows families who receive public assistance a way to calculate how much it takes for them to afford necessities without state and...

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not

Jul. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It launched as the new president's ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. ...

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...