Latest Child care News

Virginia family child care providers learn business skills

Nov. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When many child care facilities were closing their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, DeShonda Jennings opened her family home child care DJ Shining Stars Daycare. “I knew that all of these families needed help and that kids needed care,” said Jennings,...

After big win, Noem looks to cut tax, safeguard abortion ban

Nov. 09, 2022 21:19 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took the stage late Tuesday after a hearty reelection win in her deep red state, speaking behind a sign that captured her ambition for staying in the national spotlight: “America's governor.” The Republican governor has...

GOP candidate for Arizona college district suspends campaign

Oct. 19, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican candidate for Maricopa Community College District Governing Board has suspended his campaign after being cited for alleged public sexual indecency, according to authorities. A police officer at Rio Salado College's Surprise campus west of Phoenix...

'Desperation': Child care struggle worsens in rural U.S.

Oct. 12, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A shortage of child care in the U.S. has become so acute that it’s reaching far into rural communities, including one northwestern Oregon county where future embryos are in line for a spot at Amy Atkinson’s nursery and preschool. “We have children that...

Families bid farewell as Thai massacre victims are cremated

Oct. 12, 2022 02:49 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners and victims’ families gathered Tuesday evening to watch flames burn from rows of makeshift pyres at cremation ceremonies for the young children and others who died in last week’s mass killings at a day care center in Thailand’s rural...

Carbon monoxide leak at day care center sickens kids, staff

Oct. 11, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A malfunctioning heater sent a dangerously high level of carbon monoxide into a Pennsylvania day care center early Tuesday, sickening dozens of children — some of whom were unconscious as they were rushed to the hospital — and several adults. More than 30...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 11, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 11 The Washington Post on childcare in the United States Many sectors are reeling from massive labor shortages — but few affect families more intimately than what is happening with...

Mississippi day care employees fired over viral videos

Oct. 09, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Miss. (AP) — State regulators are investigating after a video showing four day care employees scaring children at a facility in an unincorporated northeast Mississippi community went viral on social media. The videos on Facebook show a day care worker at Lil' Blessings...

Families leave offerings for children slain at Thai day care

Oct. 09, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Families offered flowers and dolls, popcorn and juice boxes to children massacred at a day care center in Thailand, part of a Buddhist ceremony held Sunday just paces from where the slaughter began that was meant to guide the young souls back to their bodies. ...

CNN apologizes for entering Thai massacre site, pulls video

Oct. 09, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — CNN pulled a story on the massacre of Thai preschoolers and apologized Sunday over criticism its journalists entered the day care where the children were slain and filmed the crime scene without permission. The two CNN journalists involved were fined...