Child Care

2022-06-28 14:24:58
by Eden Metzger
In the Wake of Dobbs, Uncertainty Grows for Foster Care System

WASHINGTON — Among the questions now being asked in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Among the questions now being asked in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning 50 years of abortion rights protections, is what the long-term impact will be on the... Read More

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit — a program that was intended to be part of President Joe Biden's legacy but has... Read More

House Moves Toward OK of Dems' Sweeping Social, Climate Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill Friday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government... Read More

2021-02-22 16:08:47
by Tom Ramstack
Losses Mount as Child Care Workers Look for Help

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a congressional panel on Friday, child care experts talked about how children and their caretakers were... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a congressional panel on Friday, child care experts talked about how children and their caretakers were thrown into sometimes chaotic lifestyles and schedules by the coronavirus pandemic and the recession it caused. A House Appropriations subcommittee... Read More

2021-02-19 15:21:17
by Kate Michael
As Momentum Builds, Analysts Discuss Proposals for a Basic Child Allowance

WASHINGTON — With proposals by both the Biden Administration and Sen. Mitt Romney coming to the table in early 2021,... Read More

WASHINGTON — With proposals by both the Biden Administration and Sen. Mitt Romney coming to the table in early 2021, prospects for an American child allowance have their strongest-ever chance of coming to fruition. Both plans create a new child... Read More

2020-10-16 19:28:26
by Sara Wilkerson
Twin Bills in Congress Seek to Tackle Growing Childhood Trauma Crisis

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y. and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., announced their plan to introduce a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y. and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., announced their plan to introduce a pair of bills that take a holistic and community-based approach to addressing the growing crisis of childhood trauma. The announcement... Read More

Feds Cobbled Criminal Cases Together in Missing Children Operation, Creating False Perception

ATLANTA — Trevontae Shareef says he didn’t know that his girlfriend of seven months was a runaway from state foster... Read More

ATLANTA — Trevontae Shareef says he didn’t know that his girlfriend of seven months was a runaway from state foster care. At least, not until early August, he said, when about a dozen federal agents and police officers clad in... Read More

States Raid Fund Meant for Needy Families to Pay for Other Programs

WASHINGTON — Nearly 25 years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to “end welfare as we know it,” and Congress bought... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nearly 25 years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to “end welfare as we know it,” and Congress bought in, passing landmark legislation designed to help millions of low-income Americans find work and get off the rolls for good.... Read More

2020-07-28 20:31:20
by Gaspard Le Dem
Child Care Sector On Brink Of Collapse

WASHINGTON - Just a few months ago, Braudilia Mendez had four employees to help care for the toddlers at Curious... Read More

WASHINGTON - Just a few months ago, Braudilia Mendez had four employees to help care for the toddlers at Curious Mind, a bilingual child care center in Washington, D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood. But when the pandemic struck, Mendez was forced to... Read More

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