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Malloy to again push for centralized early education office

Political bickering last year stalled legislation creating an Office of Early Education, which led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to sign an executive order creating the office temporarily to prevent a disruption to the thousands of providers that receive child care subsidies. On Monday, the Democratic governor announced he plans to again propose legislation for the legislature to approve in the legislative session that begins Feb. 5. “With another legislative session on the horizon, I believe it’s critical that the office be statutorily created to ensure future continuity of services. A smart, coordinated system that makes sure we are providing quality services to the children who need them is an important part of our effort to give everyone in our state the chance to succeed throughout their lives,” Malloy said Monday in a press release. Continue Reading →

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Safety violations found at all 20 home day care centers audited in CT, federal report says

When parents search for day care, many trust that because a center or a home is licensed by the state, it must be safe. But a federal audit of 20 home day care providers in Connecticut tells a different story. “We determined that all 20 of the providers that we reviewed did not comply with one or more state licensing requirements to ensure the health and safety of children,” Deputy Inspector General Gloria L. Jarmon, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reported Tuesday. The problems cited at the home day care centers — in Bridgeport, East Hartford, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Waterbury, Windsor and Windsor Locks — included dog droppings in the outdoor play area at several homes to dead insects lying near dining areas. One center provided just two toys for its children play with. Continue Reading →

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