Governor Malloy has released his budget, and it has some big impacts on children. Below are some of the impacts and we'll be posting more as we learn more.
The budget eliminates:
Help Me Grow
Parent's Trust Fund (PLTI, Parent SEE)
Community Plans for Early Childhood
Early Literacy Grant
School Age programming at State Funded Centers
Early Childhood Advisory Cabinet
ABCD's Arts enrichment program
Quality Enhancement -5%
Care4Kids - Contractual raises -3% raise for family daycare providers, increase for Family Friend and Neighbor providers based on the increase of the minimum wage.
School Readiness - $3.4 million increase.
For your information, the Office of Early Childhood's budget starts on page 78.