Weekly News - July 25, 2016

Care4Kids Update 

REMINDER as we close the month of July. The Care4Kids program will close to most new applicants on August 1. Currently, families who are 30% SMI and under can apply through the end of July. If you know families who should be applying for Care4Kids, encourage them to do so before August 1. Even if they're in the 31-50% SMI range, it should help establish a waiting list.  

On Where We Live Monday morning, Helene Figueroa, CSEA/SEIU's Director of Family Child Care Team, spoke to the upcoming changes to the Care4Kids program (closing to most new applicants as of August 1). Interview starts around the 36th minute.  

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Weekly News - July 18, 2016

Care4Kids Update 

The Care4Kids program will close to new applicants on August 1. Currently, families who are under 30% of SMI are able to apply through the month of July. If you know of families who should be applying for Care4Kids, encourage them to do so before August 1. Even if they're in the 30-50% SMI range, it should help establish a waiting list.  

Alliance Executive Director Merrill Gay was a guest this morning on the WICC "Coffee Break Chat," giving a Care4Kids update. To listen, click HERE.  

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Weekly News - July 11, 2016

Care4Kids Update

Following the announcement by the Office of Early Childhood regarding Care4Kids, the Alliance and partners continues to hold meetings across the state. While 4,450 families will not lose their Care4Kids, there are thousands of families who will not qualify as of August 1. We will continue to meet with legislators and our federal contingent to advocate re-opening the program to low-income families. 

We urge you to sign the CT Early Childhood Alliance's petition, as we call on our U.S. Senators and members of Congress to increase federal appropriations for CCDBG to cover the costs required by the 2014 reauthorization. Please share it with your friends and family and ask them to sign it, too. 

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