DAYCARE

Virus Outbreak and Alabama Child Care

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Human Resources said 63% of the state’s child care facilities are now open. Most of the 2,410 centers closed in the spring because of COVID-19. The department said in a news release that only 12% of child care providers were open for business in March because of the pandemic. The department said reopening…

Alabama Daycares get Licensed Under New State Requirement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – More than 150 previously unlicensed daycares in Alabama have gotten licensed by the state in order to continue receiving childcare subsidies. A 2018 state law required centers to get licensed by Aug. 1 to continue receiving the payments that help low and moderate-income families pay for childcare. Alabama’s Department of Human Resources said there had been…