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Child Care Subsidies, Vital for Many Working Poor, Are Dwindling to 20-Year Lows

| December 9, 2016

In 2014, the number of children receiving subsidies fell to its lowest level since 1998. Subsidies may fall further as states implement tougher licensing standards for child care centers.

Florida’s Lagging Early-Childhood Education Programs Again Fail to Win More Legislative Support

| July 8, 2015

Florida’s voluntary pre-kindergarten and school-readiness programs are funded below national averages. Advocates turn their hopes toward federal support.

Early Learning and Child Care Advocates Target Florida Legislature For More Money

| February 12, 2015

Advocates are looking for higher health and safety standards for providers, better training for teachers and new money to cut the waiting list of 63,000 children for slots in the school-readiness program, which provides subsidized child care to low-income working families.

When Congress Is a Child Predator: Head Start Targeted for $1 Billion in Cuts

| June 12, 2011

Head Start has given 20 million Americans a positive start in life since 1964. Marian Wright Edelman argues that continued success is in jeopardy as Republicans aim to decimate the program in the name of budget cuts.

Sitter Who Ran “Chrissy’s Cottage” in Palm Coast’s P Section Is Charged With Child Abuse

| October 1, 2010

The 1-year-old child left in Cinelli-McFall’s care spent a month in a Jacksonville hospital following injuries he sustained on July 16.

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