Restoring Care 4 Kids to Meet TANF Reauthorization Requirements

Back • Publication Date: February 13th, 2006

Authors: Peg Oliveira, PhD

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  • Care 4 Kids funding has consistently been cut.

    A combination of factors predict an impending child care crisis for Connecticut, unless addressed:

    • Care 4 Kids funding has consistently been cut.
    • Connecticut is relying more heavily on federal funds for child care.
    • Much Care 4 Kids funding goes unspent and lapses back into the General Fund.
    • Care 4 Kids reimbursement rates are too low.
    • The need for child care funding is high, and expected to increase.