Childcare providers

A woman stands in front of a playset with children running around her

Fewer staff, fewer classrooms, lower pay: What losing ARPA money meant to an Alabama day care

BY: - November 14, 2023

Tejuania Nelson-Gill can already see the impact of losing federal child care stabilization funds. Those grants, offered through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), were a lifesaver for Lighthouse Academy, a child care center in Bay Minette licensed for 120 children. Nelson-Gill, the executive director of the facility, was able to buy materials for teachers […]

A small group of toddlers sit on the carpet in a home daycare as they play together with toy animals. They are each dressed casually as they share and play together quietly.

New round of bonuses for child care workers aim to support underpaid workforce

BY: - June 21, 2023

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) announced that childcare providers will receive another round of bonuses from the Child Care Workforce Stabilization grants. The window to apply for the grants began Tuesday. Licensed child care providers may apply for these grants whose goal is to provide financial assistance to employees in the industry as […]