Several states have recently announced plans to cut their child care subsidy program that helps low-income families pay for child care while they work. These cuts have affected parents and family child care providers.
In New Mexico child care providers agreed to a 10 percent cut in their reimbursement.
In California the long delay in the state approving its budget has meant that many family child care providers will no longer be paid for caring for subsidized families.
Several months ago I wrote an article on this problem and made some suggestions for how family child care providers can cope with these cutbacks. It's called "How to Cope With Subsidy Cutbacks."
How have state cutbacks affected your program?
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