child care

Children & Families
4:29 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Fewer Missouri Children Using Subsidized Childcare

Credit (Courtesy University City Children's Center)

About 12,300 fewer children attended federally subsidized day cares in Missouri during fiscal year 2013 than in 2012. That marks the largest decline in the country. But child service nonprofits say it’s unlikely the decline is due entirely to a reduction in need. Instead, it may be due to changes within the state agency that administers the funds.

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State Audit
7:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Mo. Audit Gives 'Poor' Rating To Management Of Early Childhood Fund Grants

Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. (via Office of the Auditor)
State Auditor's office

The management of an early childhood fund by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) has received a "poor" rating in a state audit released Monday.

State Auditor Tom Schweich (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.

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Missouri House/Child Care
1:38 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Mo. House backs limits on child care rating system

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The Missouri House has approved a measure intended to block rating systems from being used at child care centers and preschools.

The child care measure passed Tuesday is tied to legislation that also would create a dedicated funding stream for state veterans' homes. Both items have been at the center of a legislative logjam that so far has prevented the state's $24 billion budget from passing.

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Child Care
5:24 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. child-care cut may hit thousands

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Thousands of Missouri children could be dropped from state-subsidized child care under a budget plan embraced by a Senate committee.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has backed a cut of about $7 million in federal and state funds that help subsidize child care for low-income working parents. The committee also rejected a $5 million state funding increase that the Department of Social Services deems necessary to maintain the current level of child-care subsidies.

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Child-Care Subsidies
3:12 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Child-care subsidies reduced in Mo. Senate plan

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Thousands of low-income parents would see their state child-care subsidies reduced under a budget plan passed by a Missouri Senate committee.

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.

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