Archive for Tag: Child care

Murphy should never had power to make parental masking decisions, say Auth and DeFuccio

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement on Monday that school and child care masking requirements will be lifted March 7 is long overdue and a decision that should have solely resided with parents say Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman DeAnne DeFuccio. To keep the mask mandate another month,...

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Dunn childcare provider bill now law, subsidy payments to be based on enrollment through FY22

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill basing subsidies to childcare service providers on their enrollment numbers, not attendance, was signed by the governor on Tuesday. Dunn noted this is a historic shift in how New Jersey prioritizes child care. She said the legislation is essential to the economy,...

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Assembly approves enrollment-based childcare subsidies though FY22, subsidy payment study

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill providing subsidies to childcare service providers based on their enrollment numbers, not attendance, was back in the Assembly on Monday to concur with the governor’s recommendations permitting such payments through the end of fiscal year 2022 and approving a study to report...

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Childcare service providers will be paid subsidies based on enrollment, not attendance, under a bill that passed the Assembly last week.

TRENTON, N.J. – The bill (A4746/S3947), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, would allow licensed child care and family day care providers to receive subsidies determined by the Division of Family Development, based on the number of eligible students enrolled. Currently, those subsidies are determined by eligible students’ attendance during...

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Now law: Dunn legislation requires notification of absences at child care centers

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s legislation prioritizing children’s safety by requiring daycares and parents to notify each other in the event of an absence was signed by the governor today. “We have to remain vigilant to protect our children,” said Dunn (R-Morris). “We can’t let our guard down while...

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Munoz bill allowing political candidates and elected officials to use campaign contributions for childcare goes to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – The cost of childcare is a large expense for many who would like to run for public office but can’t afford the expenses. The Assembly moved to eliminate that barrier by passing a bill (S698) sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz that would allow candidates and incumbents...

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Affordable child care is increasingly difficult to find as Murphy slowly lifts shutdown orders. Two Morris County lawmakers call for action.

TRENTON, N.J. – Many families have been scrambling to either do without child care or to try to find alternative care so they can work.  Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state. “Businesses are starting to...

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