State lawmakers are being urged to protect child care services. The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has sent a memo to members of the Legislature's budget committee, opposing some provisions of the Governor's budget.
Council director Charity Eleson says one of those proposals would reduce eligibility and create co-payments under the Wisconsin Shares program. Eleson says the basic program is extremely helpful for many low-income Wisconsin families by allowing them to work while their children are in supervised settings.
On the other hand, Eleson's group is supporting a proposed quality rating system for child care providers.