Joined by home-based child care providers and union officials, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced an agreement between the State of Connecticut and CSEA/SEIU LOCAL 2001 providing for professional development and the first general wage increases in 12 years for family child care providers under Connecticut Care 4 Kids program, the state’s program to provide better opportunities for quality child care and subsidize child care costs for low income families. The agreement came after nine months of negotiations between the two parties.
"This is another sign of our commitment to raise the level of quality in child care settings, and increase opportunities for young children to be in safe and healthy learning environments that encourage learning," said Governor Malloy. "By increasing wages and providing professional development opportunities for Care 4 Kids home-based family child care providers, we are investing in our children and those who care for them."
For more information, please visit Governor Malloy's website: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=4010&Q=538296
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*This is a press release from Gov. Malloy's office