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Republicans unwrap proposals for childcare that Democrats call inadequate

Republican lawmakers who have so far rejected calls to continue a subsidy program that helped stabilize childcare providers over the last two years began circulating draft legislation Wednesday that would increase the permitted ratio of children to teachers and lower the minimum age for entry-level childcare workers. Other proposals in the package of six draft […]

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Child care providers ‘are reeling’ as they wait for state to try again for financial support

It’s been a month since Wisconsin’s state budget took effect, without more than $300 million that providers and families had counted on to help sustain childcare services over the next two years. Ruth Schmidt, executive director, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association With the prospect of that continued support uncertain, “child care programs right now are reeling,” […]