The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill aimed at getting more oversight for hundreds of faith-based day cares that currently go uninspected by the state. Committee members voted unanimously yesterday in favor of the bill, described as a compromise between child welfare advocates and church centers. The measure has already passed the House […]
But there are a couple of reasons why we think this should be the year that the Legislature should support House Joint Resolution 1, a constitutional amendment that would take an additional 1 percent distribution for early childhood education, increasing the overall annual payout from the fund to 6 percent. First, there is the healthy […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A House of Representatives committee approved Tuesday a compromise proposal that would give the state limited oversight over hundreds of faith-based daycares that are currently unregulated by the state. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee unanimously voted to send the bill to the House floor. The approval came after a […]
MANLY | The Iowa Department of Human Services and local law enforcement will not seek criminal charges against Manly day care owner Carrie Lohmann after a 7-month-old baby died while in her care. After the Globe Gazette submitted a open records request to the DHS, the department provided a public disclosure summary concerning the December […]
Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing later today on legislation that would allow state officials to inspect church-affiliated day cares. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee will discuss the proposal to allow state inspections of church-affiliated day cares at least once per year. The centers would also have to submit proof of […]
Twenty-one local governments have passed resolutions expressing support for legislation calling for uniform child care licensing and inspection standards for all child care facilities in Alabama. Nearly half of all child care centers in Alabama are operating exempt of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) licensing.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – UPDATE: Rochester Hills City Council approved building of daycare in a 6-1 vote early Tuesday. On Monday, residents packed the City Council meeting to voice concerns about the proposed early child daycare.
“Mariel Grimm imposed a life sentence on… a baby who cried because he had a soiled diaper,” said County Attorney Heather Pipenhagen, a veteran crusader against crimes targeting children. “Ms. Grimm asks you for mercy. She showed no mercy on September 22 of last year. For that unforgiveable, irreversible act, she deserves the presumptive guideline […]
It had been less than a week since the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, and how did Gov. Kim Reynolds respond? By blocking proposed state rules that would have regulated the storage of guns present in childcare centers (“Child care gun rules blocked by staff of Reynolds,” Dec. 20). Iowa […]
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – This fall, nearly 700 federally-funded child care facilities in Alabama underwent safety and health inspections from the Alabama Department of Human Resources as part of a new law. The United States Department of Health and Human Services provides funding for child care centers serving qualifying low-income families under the Child Care […]