Connecticut Budget To Cut Off Thousands Of Parents From ‘Care4Kids’ Program

WTNH confirms that Connecticut has stopped accepting applications and will send out cancellation notices to thousands of families using the ‘Care4Kids’ program. The program, which assist 20,000 families a year, assist in getting child care while the parent(s) are working but cannot afford it. It also assist if after school care. The program cost $100M a year, half paid by the federal government. With changes in the federal rules, CT has to put an additional $33M.

The director of the largest day care in New Haven says half of the families use the program. It’s a crisis for families and day care businesses.

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