Lawmakers Push Quality Control for Low-Income Child Care
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Lawmakers are pushing for the quality of low-income child care to be monitored by the state.
Nebraska spends nearly $95 million a year on child-care for working, low-income families. A new bill would require the rating of any provider receiving at least $250,000 dollars a year to be monitored.
The bill would also expand eligibility for the child-care recipients by increasing the maximum yearly income by $2,000 by 2015.
The current maximum income for a family of three is $23,400.