child care http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-audit-gives-poor-rating-management-early-childhood-fund-grants <p>The management of an early childhood fund by the <a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)</a>&nbsp;has received a "poor" rating in a state audit released Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.auditor.mo.gov/">State&nbsp;Auditor Tom Schweich</a> (R) said the Early Childhood Development, Education and Care Fund provided more than $170,000 to three child care facilities that failed to open or expand their facilities as planned.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:00:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants Mo. House backs limits on child care rating system http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-backs-limits-child-care-rating-system <p>The Missouri House has approved a&nbsp;measure intended to block rating systems from being used at child&nbsp;care centers and preschools.</p><p>The child care measure passed Tuesday is tied to legislation&nbsp;that also would create a dedicated funding stream for state&nbsp;veterans&#39; homes. Both items have been at the center of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crowell-shuts-down-missouri-senate">a&nbsp;legislative logjam</a> that so far has prevented the state&#39;s $24&nbsp;billion budget from passing.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 18:38:04 +0000 The Associated Press 3653 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House backs limits on child care rating system Mo. child-care cut may hit thousands http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-child-care-cut-may-hit-thousands <p>Thousands of Missouri children could&nbsp;be dropped from state-subsidized child care under a budget plan&nbsp;embraced by a Senate committee.</p><p>The Senate Appropriations Committee has backed a cut of about $7&nbsp;million in federal and state funds that help subsidize child care&nbsp;for low-income working parents. The committee also rejected a $5&nbsp;million state funding increase that the Department of Social&nbsp;Services deems necessary to maintain the current level of&nbsp;child-care subsidies.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:24:09 +0000 The Associated Press 3473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. child-care cut may hit thousands Child-care subsidies reduced in Mo. Senate plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/child-care-subsidies-reduced-mo-senate-plan <p>Thousands of low-income parents would see their state child-care subsidies reduced under a budget plan passed by a Missouri Senate committee.</p><p>The plan approved Tuesday would reduce monthly child-care subsidies for about 6,600 children while extending benefits to an estimated 570 children whose parents currently earn too much to qualify.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:12:59 +0000 The Associated Press 935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Child-care subsidies reduced in Mo. Senate plan