Latest Child care News

State loan helps Cape Cod child care center grow

Nov. 27, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Cape Cod child care center is getting a $350,000 state loan that will help it expand to address a critical shortage of care in the region by providing care for an additional 65 children. The loan from MassDevelopment, the state’s development...

Vaccine requirement for Louisiana schools drawing GOP anger

Nov. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are outraged about a plan by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to start requiring some students to get the coronavirus vaccination or submit a written dissent to attend school. ...

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Nov. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Nov. 15, 2021. Editorial: Rules are different for the uber wealthy It’s no great revelation that there is a dichotomy in this country between how middle- and lower-income Americans are treated compared to the rich. ...

Reviving Biden's big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Nov. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regaining momentum, Democratic leaders are pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill, with the House expected to vote later this week and the Senate vowing to follow by Christmas in hopes of boosting the party's standing and delivering on a main...

US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

Nov. 10, 2021 00:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women — and some men — in Congress have been fighting for government child care assistance for almost 80 years. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package, they are as close as they have ever been to winning. And it's not...

Fed's Powell: Pandemic recession has particularly hurt women

Nov. 08, 2021 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed concern Monday that the pandemic recession has had an unusually harmful economic effect on women, who have been forced to shoulder additional responsibilities for childcare, forcing many of them to leave work. ...

What's in, and what's out, as House nears vote on Biden bill

Nov. 05, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's now- $1.85 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming continues to be fine-tuned by Democrats in Congress with a new goal of completing work before Thanksgiving. The updated...

What's in, and what's out, as House nears vote on Biden bill

Nov. 04, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's now- $1.85 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming continues to be fine-tuned by Democrats in Congress with a new goal of completing work before Thanksgiving. The updated...