Latest Child care News

Biden plan seeks to expand education, from pre-K to college

Sep. 27, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, they’re promising historic investments across the arc of an education — from early childhood to college and beyond — in what advocates describe as the most comprehensive package of...

Michigan budget boosts child care, keeps caregiver pay hike

Sep. 21, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will make more kids eligible for child care subsidies, equip state troopers with body cameras and make permanent a pandemic wage hike for nursing home workers and other caregivers under the next state budget, poised for initial approval Tuesday. ...

Emhoff touts Biden's infrastructure plan in preschool visit

Sep. 20, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the spouse of Vice President Kamala Harris, visited a Massachusetts preschool on Monday to promote the Biden administration's plan to invest billions of dollars in early childhood education and ease financial pressures on working parents. ...

NJ day care workers will have to get vaccine or be tested

Sep. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Workers at New Jersey child care centers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular weekly testing, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, said he was signing an executive order Monday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: An appeal to vaccinated Free Press readers About 51% of Michigan’s 10 million residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if you’re reading today’s Detroit Free Press, you’re probably one...

Child care workers’ love helps them through industry issues

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Carla Hart showed up to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center for a job shadow when she was a junior at Broadway High School. Now, 27 years later, she is still showing up to the job she fell in love with nearly three decades ago at...

Harris, Yellen make a personal case for fixing child care

Sep. 15, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President Kamala Harris...

Woman who hid 26 kids behind false wall at day care guilty

Aug. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her day care center was found guilty of child abuse and other charges Thursday. Carla Faith was convicted of 26 counts of misdemeanor child abuse, a felony count of...

Delaware governor orders masks in public and private schools

Aug. 10, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is imposing a mask mandate for all public and private school students and staff in Delaware effective next Monday. The indoor mask mandate announced Tuesday applies to everyone kindergarten age or older, regardless of...

SC day care worker facing additional abuse charges

Aug. 06, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman already facing charges of abusing children at a day care center where she worked has been charged with nearly three dozen more counts, news outlets reported. Breanna Audette, 23, of Irmo was charged with 35 new counts of...