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.
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.
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.
An ambitious state plan to assure every child access to a high-quality preschool is rolling out far short of what was envisioned because of fiscal realities facing the state and school districts.
Howard Pitkin intends to retire as the state banking commissioner in January, while Myra Jone-Taylor will return as commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. The governor has yet to announce the fate of only three commissioners.
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.