The $14 million in new federal funds will be dispersed to an estimated 1,200 centers with families who rely on Care 4 Kids certificates to pay for child care.
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Child care funding: A choice between the struggling and destitute
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.
Feds: CT needs more day care inspectors, more frequent inspections
Federal reviewers visited state-inspected day care centers and found violations including a fuse box accessible to children; a first-aid kit, shaving cream and hair gel within reach of children; and exposed wiring in a gazebo used by youngsters. In one case, federal reviewers visited a day care center that had been inspected the month before, but still uncovered 11 potentially hazardous conditions and five playground safety problems.
Day care providers OK pact, get raises of up to 8 percent
Home-based day care providers have approved a contract negotiated between their union and the Malloy administration that will get them raises of between 3 and 8.25 percent beginning July 1.