Category: Child Care

Children in Poverty a Priority to WV Legislature?

On February 13, the first day of the 2013 Legislative Session, Resolution 6 was adopted creating a Select Committee on Children and Poverty and the Governor announced there would be no cuts to child care funding. We are interested to see how many if any parents of children in poverty will be appointed to this…
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Our Children Our Future 2013 Platform

The Our Children, Our Future: Campaign to End Child Poverty arrived at these issues through a 6-month statewide community organizing process that included 47 community meetings at churches, schools, community centers, prisons, businesses, and unions; and more than 200 meetings with the  80+ organization partners. 5 Statewide Priorities for 2013 Health Care for 100,000+ Working…
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Governor Tables Child Care Cuts

  “After much discussion with parents and folks in the childcare industry, I decided it’s not in the best interest of West Virginia families to move forward with the scheduled changes to our state’s childcare subsidy,” said Gov. Tomblin. “We still have work to do; these programs are not sustainable with our current level of…
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Child Care Freeze Lifted But the Fight is Not Over

On Tuesday July 24, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the freeze on child care assistance would be lifted. “Because this program is important to thousands of working West Virginia families I have lifted the freeze on the childcare subsidy program—allowing qualified families to enter this program. We need to strike a reasonable balance between…
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