Partners for Our Children

SB5341 intends to improve access and completion rates of student parents enrolled in community and technical colleges by reducing existing restrictions to subsidized child care. 

The department shall establish and implement policies in the Working Connections Child Care Program to promote stability and quality of care for children from low-income households. These policies shall focus on supporting school readiness for younglearners. Policies for the expenditure of funds constituting the working connections child care program must be consistent with the outcome measures intended to promote stability, quality, and continuity of early care and education programming.

Beginning January 1, 2020: 

The bill also states that no community or technical college is required to expand its child care facilities; all must be provided using existing resources and facilities.