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    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Applications from Vermont child care providers are being accepted to help mitigate losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operation Relief Grant has $12 million in federal funding that will be distributed to child care providers. Eligible services include child care and afterschool programs, summer day camps, parent child centers and agencies that provide services. Gov. Phil Scott said he and the staff were “so grateful to the child care workers and programs who have stepped up to provide critical services to children and their families throughout this crisis.” Applications must be received by Aug. 26. Details are available on the website of the Vermont Department for Children and Families. ___ NUMBERS On Wednesday, the Vermont Department...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 63% of the state’s 2,410 child care facilities are now open after most closed in the spring because of COVID-19. The department said in a news release that only 12% of child care providers were open for business in March because of the pandemic. The department said reopening is a positive sign for parents. “This is good news at a time when many parents and guardians are gradually returning to their normal daily lives outside of the home," Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner said in a statement. The department said that, so far, $7 million in financial aid has been provided to 501 child care providers through the Temporary...
    Lynn Barten has been a family child care provider for 22 years, a mainstay in an industry that has a shrinking workforce.  Barten first ran the business out of her Alexandria home, but then bought a second house to have more space for the operation. She has earned child care credentials, an associates degree, and is a state-approved instructor for other providers. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic nearly forced her to close permanently. When parents began keeping their kids at home, the lost tuition — along with the increased costs of buying outbreak essentials like cleaning supplies — forced Barten to dip into her savings. She went months without a salary until she qualified for a state grant. “I was very...
    Joe Burrow lost weight after the draft Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat With remote back-to-school, child care challenges — for providers and families — emerge CINCINNATI, Ohio — As school officials chalk up plans for students to learn off-site, in schools or both this fall, child care providers across the country are working to create more safe spaces and care scenarios for kids.  And they're doing it under pressure. School plans are iffy, so solutions must be fluid. Care centers are already working with their own coronavirus pandemic guidelines for young children, often with crippling costs.  Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. "We are...
    Stocks End Lower on U.S.-China Tension and Tech Worries Incredible 1992 Range Rover Two-Door Restomod Literally Has Jamiroquai Funk This Is How to Save Child Care, According to 5 Experts The child care industry is in crisis. Since the nation’s patchwork of providers suddenly — and responsibly — shut their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, an industry that was already struggling is near collapse. While some childcare centers were able to receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, the vast majority of the industry has been largely ignored. Now, the industry received a $3.5 billion in bailout during the first coronavirus stimulus response package. While it seems sizable, experts agree that at the very least, more than 14...
    Ivanka Trump stopped by a child care center in Denver on Friday where she met with the staff and praised “child care providers and educators” for their work during the pandemic. “Every parent in America, myself included, respects the work of childcare providers and educators more than ever before,” the first daughter explained during a tour of the local center with Colorado Senator Cory Gardner in a clip posted on Twitter from the White House Speciality Media Director. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Yellow And Black Floral Dress During Munich Trip) WATCH: “Every parent in America, myself included, respects the work of childcare providers and educators more than ever before” ⁦@IvankaTrump⁩ touring a local Denver childcare center with ⁦@SenCoryGardner⁩ pic.twitter.com/Y7TX5h2lB2...
    Nearly 12 million children under the age of 5 and their families depend on child-care providers -- but many of those families may need to search for new care options as more daycare centers face the prospect of closing for good during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 336,000 child-care workers, a third of the entire industry, lost their jobs between March and April. While many are now returning to work, some centers have shut their doors permanently, and others have faced continued financial hardship that may cause them to close. The National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC] is out with a new survey that has stark findings for the child-care industry. Of...
    By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of child care providers in Maine are slated to receive more than $8 million in federal money to help with the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Maine Department of Health and Human Service said the $8.4 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars will go to more than 1,700 child care providers in the state. The money will help with extra costs the providers have had to bear because of the pandemic, according to the office of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. “Maine's working families are weathering the challenges posed by this pandemic while our child care providers have kept their children healthy and safe,” Mills said. “This investment...
    Maybe, just maybe, Congress is finally getting serious about helping parents get back to work. There’s growing bipartisan support among lawmakers for a major relief package that could help child care providers meet the enormous coronavirus-related challenges that have forced some centers to suspend operations and left others barely hanging on. The ongoing pandemic could cause roughly 40% of child care facilities to close permanently, according to a survey of 5,000 providers. If they go down, so will the prospects of working parents and the economy — parents with minor children make up almost one-third of the nation’s workforce. The fundamental problem is that in the current environment, child care providers lose money whenever they open their doors. To help...
    Alexis Goldstein July 12, 2020 6:59PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Truthout. Workers in the U.S. are staring down the precipice as lawmakers fail to address the economic ravages of the pandemic. Even as some 21 million people remain unemployed, the $600 per week in additional unemployment insurance created by Congress's coronavirus relief package, the CARES Act, is set to expire on July 31. Student debt payments will resume on October 1 for the 34 million federal student loan borrowers whose loans were suspended by CARES. But perhaps no cliff is as steep as the early care and education sector, which may be cut in halfby the time the pandemic is over. To save it, the sector will need an infusion of...
    After close to two decades of organizing and legislative struggle, tens of thousands of babysitters, early childhood educators and home day care proprietors will vote this month on whether to unionize, a move many hope will reinvigorate California’s ailing child care system in a moment of unprecedented crisis for millions of working families. “People need to understand, we’re not any regular union,” said Zoila Carolina Toma, a longtime organizer with Child Care Providers United, which could soon represent home-based child care workers in negotiations with the state. “We’re not just fighting for us as workers; we’re also fighting for our children’s future.” As organized labor goes, the guild’s structure is unusual, though hardly unique in California, which boasts...
    Thousands of Minnesota child care providers will be eligible for federal grant funds to offset the cost of guarding kids and staff against the coronavirus, Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday. Walz wants to put $56.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds toward grants for child care providers to help them pay for protections against COVID-19 in the workplace. The measure, which uses the federal funds, needs approval from a panel of legislators before it can become accessible to providers. Lawmakers earlier this year approved a $30 million boost for child care providers faced with caring for the children of first responders. And Walz said the additional funding was needed to help providers safely bring in more...
    Child care provider relief. The Forum News Service’s Dana Ferguson reports (via the Bemidji Pioneer): “Thousands of Minnesota child care providers will be eligible for federal grant funds to offset the cost of guarding kids and staff against the coronavirus, Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday, July 7. … Walz announced that he would put $56.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds toward grants for child care providers to help them pay for protections against COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in the workplace. The measure, which uses the federal funds, needs approval from a panel of legislators before it can become accessible to providers.” Special session starts next week. Also from Ferguson (via the Duluth...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have announced a plan to distribute tens of millions of dollars to child care providers. On Tuesday, both Walz and Flanagan visited separate child care centers in the state — St. Paul and Rochester respectively — to announce the proposal. “Child care providers have stepped up to serve emergency workers and ensure families across Minnesota have a safe and reliable place to send their children,” Walz said. “We will continue to support the critical work they do to educate our next generation, support families, and strengthen our economy.” The proposal, a $56.6 million Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) grant program, aims to help support the state’s child care providers...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced $53 million in aid for Pennsylvania child care providers. Many day cares across the state have seen a plunge in attendance since the pandemic began. The governor says the aid will help keep child care centers afloat. It will also help pay for the increased costs of cleaning and sanitizing locations. Wolf said keeping child care open is critical to economic recovery.
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic has plunged America's already struggling child care system into a state of heightened crisis.Even before the pandemic, millions of parents could not find quality, affordable child care that matched their work hours or their ZIP codes. Long waitlists for a child care slot were routine. Now, across the United States, the pandemic has created significantly greater challenges for American families to secure safe, accessible care for their children with facility closures, reduced capacity, and new financial strains on programs, providers, staff and parents. Nita M. LoweyRichard E. NealIn an April survey of more than 5,000 providers by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, nearly half reported that they were completely closed. The Center...
    Starting Monday afternoon, child care providers in Montgomery County, Maryland, can apply for financial relief to offset losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. The county said the Early Care and Education Initiative Recovery Fund will provide financial assistance to eligible licensed child care center programs, registered family child care homes and letter of compliance programs. The online application opens at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 29. For additional information, visit the county government’s website. The maximum grant varies from $75,000 for one site, up to $250,000 for four or more sites. The county council allotted $10 million in total relief funding. To be eligible, the child care facilities must be in Montgomery County, and 60% of the children served at...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide through the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive program.The funding from federal CARES Act will support new childcare health, safety protocols and assist closed programs with reopeningThe funding available includes:- $20 million to assist childcare program with reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials to support a more socially distant model, and for supplies and activities associated with reopening and expansion. This may include partitions, short term rental of space, etc.- $45 million in childcare Reopening and Expansion Incentive funds to pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum...
    MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanState Rep. Mary Franson, center, speaking about the Child Care Assistance Program during a March press conference.Minnesota lawmakers on Friday passed a bill to hike the state’s meager reimbursement payments for child care providers that serve low-income families, an injection of new money into a subsidy program that is facing federal sanctions and has struggled to prevent fraud in recent years. While many in the GOP had previously been uneasy about using state money to raise rates for the Child Care Assistance Program amid fraud concerns, the deal brokered Friday will use only federal cash to hike reimbursements to meet federal standards. Democrats and Republicans hailed the CCAP bill as a way to help poor families...
    The Montgomery County, Maryland, council signed off on a financial assistance program for child care centers struggling with reopening and the general losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. The Child Care Recovery Program sets aside $10 million in emergency funding for providers, which can start applying for a share of the money later this month. “We know that many businesses have suffered financially due to COVID-19, and child care programs have been hard hit,” County Executive Marc Elrich said in a statement. “Before COVID hit, we already knew that we had a shortage of accessible, quality child care. And they are really struggling now. We know we need to help our providers so that they can continue to provide the...
    Have you ever wondered why the child care system is so radically underfunded? Perhaps it has something to do with the intersection of race, gender, and patriarchy in America. Enslaved African American women and girls were often forced into domestic and child care work in white American households. Affectionately known as “Mammy,” these women nursed, fed, nurtured, and cared for America’s children for free (and under duress). Slavery is over, but women continue to be a vital part of the economy, and we all agree that early learning is critical, so why is the child care system collapsing under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic? Maybe it’s because structural racism has kept the public funding of childcare linked to...
    (CNN)Child care is so scarce in Kate Littlefield's Vermont community that she joined a wait-list when she was six weeks pregnant. It wasn't soon enough to find a placement for her infant twins after they were born. "We couldn't get in until they were 8 months old," she said. "That was the earliest spot we could get, and we called every child care center in my area." With local child care centers now closed due to the pandemic, Littlefield's 17-month-old babies have been back at home, where she and her husband are working remotely. "My kids are coming to meetings with me, which is awful," said Littlefield, a school services clinician at the nonprofit Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont. "Two...