On November 28, 2012, in order to reduce an anticipated budget shortfall for State Fiscal Year 2013, Governor Dannell Malloy decided to implement budget rescissions. The rescissions have a significant impact on a number of early care and education programs and initiatives. Among other things, the following line items have been cut by 5%:
- Family Resource Centers
- School Readiness Quality Enhancement
- Child Care Quality Enhancements (which includes funding for Connecticut Charts-a-Course)
- Head Start Services
- School-based Health Clinics
Additionally, Care4Kids has been cut by 2.1% ($2.2 million). At the current time, there has been no cut to state-funded child care centers or School Readiness in Competitive School Districts. This fact sheet contains a full listing of the rescissions relevant to early care and education.