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Early Childhood Commissioner Myra Jones-Taylor to step down

Myra Jones-Taylor testifies before the senate HELP Committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that Myra Jones-Taylor, commissioner of the state Office of Early Childhood, will step down from her position effective Sept. 1. She is leaving to pursue “new professional opportunities,” the governor’s office said. Continue Reading →

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State official says federal policy changes cut 6,100 from subsidized day care

Connecticut Early Childhood Commissioner Myra Jones-Taylor testifies before Congress Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — The move to improve a child care subsidy program that helps low-and-moderate income families has also made it more expensive and forced Connecticut to cut 6,100 children from the rolls, a state official told a Senate panel Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Child care funding: A choice between the struggling and destitute

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visits a preschool classroom in Meriden with his commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood.

On Tuesday morning, in a room at the state Capitol complex, a single small number seemed to tell its own story about the fiscal bind legislators are likely to find themselves in over and over again this session. Continue Reading →

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Of butterflies, children and a governor seeking re-election

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Liberated butterflies, excitable pre-schoolers and gubernatorial politics intersected Wednesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chose a YMCA playground in Meriden to publicize the allocation of funds to provide preschool education for 1,020 children. Continue Reading →

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