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January 09, 2024
Employers risk losing workers who can’t find affordable child care. Red Rooster Coffee in Floyd offers it on site to its 48 employees for just $2 per hour.
November 15, 2023
Stipends fund help for housing day care for workers in hospitality industries.
November 07, 2023
Legal experts say the case underscores Idaho’s weak protections for workers facing retaliation.
November 06, 2023
The historic Maui town, which already suffered from a child care shortage, lost 255 licensed seats in the August wildfires.
Despite Marathon County’s poor record on child care, resolution proposes weakening oversight of in-home providers
October 10, 2023
The measure that passed relies on a controversial report by a Badger Institute visiting fellow who is also a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute – a right-wing think tank based in Washington, D.C.
July 25, 2023
White House takes a page from the Oregon playbook with recent calls to cap child care payments at 7% of a family’s income and other improvements to increase access.
Can’t find child care for your infant in Wisconsin? You’re not alone. Industry experts break down why it’s so difficult.
July 25, 2023
Among the list of challenges, providers often charge parents less than the actual cost of care in an attempt to keep prices manageable. And that’s with child care workers being notoriously underpaid compared to those with similar credentials in other fields.
To Expand Childcare Access, Daycare Centers and Nursery Schools May Soon Be Allowed in All Sections of Village of Red Hook
July 12, 2023
The issue comes at a time when the need for childcare centers for local children under school age, in particular, is of pressing concern to young parents.
Vermont’s new child care law makes the state a national leader — but falls short of the movement’s goals
June 25, 2023
“This is a great downpayment on a child care system that works for parents and providers,” one expert said. “It is not the full investment.”
June 20, 2023
The only surprise, at the end of the day, was how quickly it all happened.
June 14, 2023
New childcare laws, including a spending measure signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte, expand subsidies and deregulate small home-based daycares.
June 07, 2023
A dearth of affordable housing and the cost and availability of child care remain barriers to opportunity for many working families in the northeast region.
May 05, 2023
Los proveedores de cuidado de niños cerrarán sus negocios para pedir apoyo del gobierno nacional por un sistema de cuidado infantil equitativo, basado en la justicia racial y de género y salarios dignos para los cuidadores infantiles.
May 05, 2023
Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law this week aimed at streamlining local rules for in-home daycares. It requires local governments to follow Department of Human Services capacity limits instead of creating their own. Studies show 55% of Oklahomans live in areas where childcare is scarce.