Latest Child care News

Utah high school program seeking to help teen moms

Oct. 12, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — In a large carpeted room at a high school in northern Utah, several babies are learning how to roll onto their stomachs and walk. The babies are the first to enroll in a revamped child care program at Two Rivers High School in Ogden, which opened at the beginning of the school year, the...

Deaths of 5 Erie children prompt day care fire safety effort

Sep. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

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. The Human Services Department said Thursday its Office of Child Development and Early Learning will perform fire safety checks...

California OKs use of campaign cash for childcare costs

Sep. 10, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

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 state Senate. The bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate would only cover child care expenses incurred...

Baby in the office? Providence mayor's habit sparks debate

Sep. 9, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

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 him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in his office...

Missouri's new child care law causing unintended disruptions

Sep. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

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 day care facilities to turn away children. Before the law took effect Aug. 28, unlicensed, in-home childcare...

Virginia women's wages can't keep up with child care costs

Aug. 31, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Cortnee Smith's monthly salary as a part-time event associate at a Fredericksburg wedding venue is $1,200. The cost of full-time, home-based child care for the Stafford County resident's three children — ages 7, 3 and 2 — is $1,550. After the death of her boyfriend...

Judge denies order letting unvaccinated kids go to school

Aug. 26, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A civil rights lawyer representing parents opposed to vaccines for their children said Monday he will appeal a judge's decision upholding a New York state law that ended religious exemptions from vaccinations required to attend schools and day care programs. The state Legislature...

Why Sioux Falls parents have fewer day care options

Aug. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Brittany Lightner needed a new day care provider. The in-home family day care the Sioux Falls mother began using just weeks after she welcomed her now 3-year-old son into the world is closing, and she wanted to find an intimate, close-knit family day care like the one she went to...

Items collected from day care where 5 children died in fire

Aug. 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have collected electrical cords and other items from the scorched scene of a Pennsylvania day care center fire that killed five children. The Erie Times-News reports that an electrical engineer, an Erie Bureau of Fire inspector, Erie police detectives and agents from the...

Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

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. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...