On November 20, 2014, in order to reduce an anticipated budget shortfall for State Fiscal Year 2015, Governor Dannell Malloy announced rescissions. These rescissions to the FY 15 budget leave early care and education programs largely untouched. In particular, the plan maintains funding, as originally passed, for Care4Kids, state-funded child development centers, and School Readiness in Priority and Competitive districts.
However, the Governor’s rescissions do contain some worrisome cuts. These include:
- School Readiness Quality Enhancement, which are slated for a $259,782 (5%) cut;
- Childcare Quality Enhancements, which will lose $162,958 (5%);
- Head Start – Early Childhood Link, with a $104,500 (5%) cut;
- Even Start, which faces a $23,750 (5%) cut; and
- Parents’ Trust Fund, which has been recommended for a $25,000 (5%) cut.