The income limit for Connecticut’s child care subsidy program is going up thanks to federal funding.
The agreement, which increases spending for both “guns and butter,” was reached just days before the current plan expired, averting a government shutdown.
The state is expected to release school-by-school vaccination data today. For moms like Rachel McCann and Lindsay David, that information is vitally important.
Parents and child care operators complained about both the lack of affordable, quality care and the difficulty of finding qualified staff.
A state-funded program aims to help prevent the suspension of young children by intervening when a child’s behavior is disruptive.
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.
The idea of working to support families motivates Beth Bye in her new post as commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood.
State officials are preparing to name a second interim Department of Education commissioner Friday as the search for a permanent leader heads into its seventh month.
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont tapped Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, to lead the state Office of Early Childhood.
Child care inspection reports in Connecticut are public documents, but there’s no useful way to search for them online. So we built one. Although the state does license programs to ensure the facilities and homes are safe for children and staff are equipped to handle emergencies, the state’s online database only provides the date that […]
Children enrolled at Rhonda Strycharz’s home day care program. When Rhonda Strycharz first opened a day care 18 years ago in her New Hartford home, only a few states had a rating system to help parents choose a child care provider. Connecticut was not among them. By last year, 41 states had a county or state-wide Quality […]
More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site or see a play or concert over the summer, as compared with their peers from low-income families. That’s according to a new analysis released this month by the federal government, illustrating disparities in out-of-school experiences, which may be exacerbated by rising income inequality.
Democrats and Republicans offered sharply contrasting spending plans for the next fiscal year. While they shared some common ground involving municipal aid and health care for the elderly and disabled, major disagreements involving labor costs, higher education and revenue stand in the way of another bipartisan budget agreement.
Democratic and Republican legislators offered competing visions for the next state budget Friday, but both effectively dipped into this spring’s unexpectedly high income-tax revenues to salvage key programs for towns and social services, drawing a sharp rebuke from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
With the final flourish of a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to give final legislative passage to an overdue, bipartisan budget crafted without the direct involvement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.